HC Deb 24 November 1964 vol 702 c159W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make a statement on the present military position and policy in Cyprus.

Mr. Bottomley

The cease-fire established after the Security Council Meetings of 9th and 11th August has been maintained; and, apart from sporadic minor incidents, the Island is quiet. The efforts of the United Nations Force to assist in restoring normal conditions have had some success, particularly in arranging to take over control of the Kyrenia Road on 26th October. The Security Council renewed the Mandate of the United Nations Force for three months from 27th September and the basic composition of the Force has remained unchanged.

As regards the formulation of a solution of the problem concerning Cyprus, we now await the report of the United Nations mediator, Senor Galo Plaza. We are prepared to support him in the promotion of any solution likely to be acceptable to all the parties principally concerned.

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