HC Deb 30 April 1996 vol 276 c1053 11.28 pm
Mr. Alan Meale (Mansfield)

I have pleasure in presenting the petition of Mr. Andreas Karaolis of 30 Hamilton way, London N3, Mr. Anthony Mitsides of 30 Cissbury ring south, London N12, Mr. Chrisanthou Savvakis of 32 Totteridge common, London N20 and Mr. Jimmy Apostolou of 30 North crescent, London N3 and 10,000 others.

I wish to pay tribute to the Cyprus Mail and to its chief reporter for all the work that they have done in collecting and collating the petition. The petition declares: that they are against the decision of the Ministry of Defence to fund in full the estimated £500,000 minimal costs associated with the scrambling of television pictures broadcast in Cyprus via Sight and Sound Vision Corporation for service men and women posted to the island. And the Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons do not introduce such costly restrictions which wouldn't be in the UK's interest in Cyprus nor is wanted amongst the large British expatriate community, other British passport holders and the majority of Cypriots who speak the English language. And the Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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