HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc206-7
Mr. J. Griffiths

On a point of order. In view of the very great importance of the matter, could the Secretary of State for the Colonies take the opportunity to answer the Questions on the Order Paper dealing with Cyprus and to make a statement on the subject, in particular upon the consultations which he is having with the Governor? If the right hon. Gentleman cannot answer now, could he give an undertaking to make a statement to us very shortly on this matter?

Mr. Speaker

I have received no such request from the right hon. Gentleman, and it would be quite out of order for me to call upon him. Perhaps what the right hon. Member has said will be considered, and if he pursues it through the usual channels he will get satisfaction.

Mr. J. Griffiths

May I ask the Leader of the House whether a statement can be made either today or tomorrow on the subject?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. R. A. Butler)

Further to that point of order, which is the only way in which I can deal with the matter. I shall be glad to consider the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion. I hope that it will be possible for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies to make a statement on the subject of Cyprus tomorrow, after Questions.