HC Deb 20 February 1946 vol 419 cc260-1W
Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will consider repealing the laws in Cyprus forbidding public gatherings, demonstrations and meetings of more than five persons.

Mr. George Hall

The law does net forbid public gatherings, demonstrations, and meetings of more than five persons, but merely requires permission to be sought for meetings of more than five persons for political purposes and for processions of more than 15 persons. I have no information that permits have been unreasonably refused, or that undue restrictions have been imposed. The possibility of relaxation of the law is constantly under review.

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