HC Deb 27 January 1960 vol 616 cc138-9
4. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for Air what Royal Air Force stations in Cyprus will be retained by the Royal Air Force after the transfer of power next month.

Mr. Ward

Negotiations are still in progress to put into treaty form the conclusions of last year's London Conference on Cyprus. I am not yet in a position to make a statement.

Mr. de Freitas

Will the Secretary of State assure us that the non-military Departments will not claim more land than the Service Departments, and his own Department particularly, believe to be militarily necessary?

Mr. Ward

As I have said, the whole object of the present negotiations is to translate the conclusion of last year's conference into treaty terms.

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