HC Deb 06 July 1961 vol 643 c1636
11. Mr. N. Pannell

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will now state the results of his consultations with the Government of Cyprus regarding the extradition of Cypriot citizens in connection with crimes committed in this country.

Mr. Braine

The consultations are still continuing.

Mr. Pannell

In order to solve this difficult problem, is it the Government's intention to negotiate an extradition treaty with Cyprus?

Mr. Braine

No, Sir. The difficulty which has arisen has been brought about by the operation of a Clause which would have the same effect on an extradition treaty. What appears to be called for here is amendment of the Constitution of Cyprus. That is a matter for Cyprus, and we are consulting them now.

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