HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c678
16. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how much has been spent on civil defence in Cyprus since the decision to establish a military base there.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Civil Defence expenditure in Cyprus from 1956 has been £223,000.

Mr. Hughes

Could the Minister say whether there are any proposals for the evacuation of the civil population from Cyprus in the event of a hydrogen bomb attack, and where they are to be evacuated?

Mr. Macleod

I am sure that the answer is "No", but, no doubt, that question ought to be put down to my right hon. and learned Friend.