HC Deb 02 May 1956 vol 552 c374
58. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will direct the discontinuance of the imposition of curfews on the civilian population in Cyprus.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

No, Sir. In present circumstances curfews play a necessary part in helping the Security Forces to prevent and to detect terrorism.

Mr. Fernyhough

Is the Secretary of State aware that these curfews impose untold hardship and inconvenience on thousands of innocent people, thereby increasing the bitterness and hatred? Does he not realise that this is a supreme example of the failure of the policy of repression? Does he not think the time has come when we should remember what happened in Ireland and in America and do the sensible thing?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I have nothing to add to my statement.

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