§ 8. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he has any statement to make with reference to the position in Cyprus?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)
According to the latest reports from the Governor, the general situation in Cyprus is very quiet. The military forces were reduced at the end of December to the normal garrison of one infantry company. The police have been able to resume their normal duties, and a decrease in ordinary crime is reported. All branches of the Administration are functioning smoothly. No disturbances have taken place since the final suppression of the outbreak at the beginning of November, and there have been no offences of importance against the Special Defence Regulations. The censorship has been reduced to the minimum necessary, and all curfew restrictions have been removed.