§ 51 and 52. Mr. Fell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) if he will inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that all British troops serving under United Nations command in Cyprus will be withdrawn unless troops of that force carry arms which are to be used, should this become necessary, in the discharge of its function in the interest of preserving international peace and security, of seeking to prevent a recurrence of fighting, and contributing to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions;15W
(2) if he will inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations that he will withdraw British troops serving in Cyprus under United Nations command unless they are used actively and only for the purposes set forth in paragraph 5 of the Security Council Resolution of 4th March, 1964.
§ 53. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to revise the instructions given to United Nations forces in Cyprus to enable those forces to use stronger methods against the rival factions in that country.
§ Mr. P. Thomas
I would draw the attention of the House to my Written Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond, Surrey (Mr. A. Royle) and the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Rowley Regis and Tipton (Mr. A. Henderson) on 5th May.
The British contingent, like the other contingents in the United Nations force, is being actively used for the purposes set forth in the Security Council resolution of 4th March and carries arms which may be used, in accordance with the directives of the Secretary-General, in the discharge of its functions.