HC Deb 19 October 1954 vol 531 c1026
46. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Prime Minister whether he will arrange for the affairs of Cyprus to be transferred from the control of the Colonial Office to that of the Foreign Office.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. There is no lack of work at the Foreign Office at the present time.

Mr. Wyatt

Does the Prime Minister realise that the Labour Party is pledged to a policy on Cyprus quite opposite to that of his Government and that, although he obviously never intends to retire, he cannot stop the early return of a Labour Government which is going to change our policy towards Cyprus? Should he not make adjustments to that end now?

The Prime Minister

Cyprus was not under the Foreign Office during the Labour Government.