§ 86. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what part is being played by the British Sovereign 170W bases in Cyprus, and the forces therein, in the keeping of the peace in the island; and what changes are contemplated in the status and strategic role of these bases.
§ Mr. Healey
The bases provide important logistic support for the United Nations Force in Cyprus. Apart from that, neither the bases nor the forces in them are involved in peace-keeping within the island. We are not contemplating any change in the status or the strategic role of these bases.