HC Deb 30 March 1882 vol 268 cc308-9

said, he had received a telegram from the leading inhabitants of Cyprus asking him to obtain from the Colonial Office the postponement of the impending changes in regard to the election of Members to the Legislative Assembly of the Island, which were described as annihilating the rights of the Mohammedan inhabitants. They asked that the changes should be postponed till the arrival of Papers which were now on their way.


, in reply, said, he could not give any promise as to the indefinite postponement of the question. It had been hanging fire for a long time; but any representation from the inhabitants of the Island would be carefully considered.