HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 cc407-8
46. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the danger of renewed violence in Cyprus, he will propose to Archbishop Makarios that he and the Archbishop should issue a joint declaration denouncing the use of violence for political ends.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I have been asked to reply. All British Governments and, indeed, the whole British people would happily join in any declaration denouncing the use of violence in Cyprus or anywhere else for political ends. My right hon. Friend would be only too glad if the Archbishop associated himself with those views.

Mr. Hughes

Does that Answer mean that the British Government no longer believe in using violence?

Mr. Butler

The British Government are not using violence. They are maintaining certain precautions, but they have made many relaxations.