HC Deb 13 December 1965 vol 722 c906
32. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what proposals he is making to resolve the Cyprus problem.

Mr. Padley

The Cyprus question is now being debated at the United Nations General Assembly. We must await the outcome of that debate, which we hope will pave the way for further progress towards a solution.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

In view of the reports of lessened tension in that part of the world, may I ask the Government to take some initiative at this moment to see whether we can reduce our considerable commitments in the area?

Mr. Padley

Pending the outcome of the U.N.O. discussions, I think it would be premature for the Government to seek an initiative of any kind.