HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 c391
13. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a further statement on the progress being made in the provision of a deep-water port in Cyprus.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The consulting engineers are working on the detailed plans and specifications for the extension of Famagusta Harbour. They have indicated that tenders could be invited by the end of August.

Mr. Williams

Can my right hon. Friend give any indication of the expected cost of this development plan?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

It is a very expensive scheme; I think it is about £3¾ million.

Mr. Callaghan

Further to that last answer and before money is spent on a project of this sort, can we have an assurance that the Government will take into account the recent visit of the Minister of Defence to this area to see whether money to this extent will be wasted by being spent there?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

All Ministers in this Administration act in harmony and in knowledge of each other's doings.

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