§ 73. Mr. BROCKWAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps are to be taken to extend self-government to the population of Cyprus?
§ Mr. BROCKWAY
May I ask, in view of the declared policy of our party—[Interruption]—and the indication of the desire of the people of Cyprus, whether the Under-Secretary will not reconsider the answer which he has given?
§ Mr. McSHANE
Do the terms of reference to the committee which is in Cyprus now include the question of the self-government of the island?
§ 74. Mr. BROCKWAY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that forced unpaid labour is in operation for road-making 233 and other purposes in Cyprus; and, if so, whether he will take steps to terminate it?
§ Dr. SHIELS
This matter has been under consideration and amending legislation has been enacted by the Cyprus Government to put an end to the system under which compulsory labour could be exacted for village road construction. The text of the amending law has just been received and is being examined.