HC Deb 07 July 1948 vol 453 cc365-6
34. Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will now accede to the demand to hold a plebiscite in Cyprus so as to ascertain the views of the population on the form of constitution they wish to have.

Mr. Rees-Williams

My right hon. Friend has not been informed of any general demand for a plebiscite in Cyprus. In any case, I do not consider that any helpful results could be obtained from one in Cyprus.

Mr. Platts-Mills

Will the Minister then seek some other way of finding out the kind of constitution the people of Cyprus want, as they obviously have rejected the one that the Minister has so far given?