HC Deb 05 July 1939 vol 349 cc1318-9W
Mr. Riley

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that the Government of Cyprus is deliberately discouraging the aspirations of the inhabitants of the island towards local self-government; that the permission is being refused the workers to meet in order to form a trade union; and what is the explanation for this refusal to permit the people of Cyprus to exercise these rights?

Mr. M. MacDonald

With regard to the first and third parts of the question I would ask the hon. Member to await the answer which, by leave of Mr. Speaker, I am giving to questions Nos. 39, 40 and 42 at the end of questions. The answer to the second part is in the negative.