§ MR. PIERPOINT
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies what was the date of the first payment to the French Government of part of the Cyprus Tribute on account of the Turkish Loan of 1855; whether there is any agreement or implied agreement with Franco to continue such payment; and what is the amount of such payment?
§ MR. S. BUXTON
The first and only payment made to France was in repayment of the amount paid by France as a joint guarantor. There is no agreement with France such as that mentioned in the question, and no payment has been, or is being, made.