§ 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?