§ Mr. Bartlett
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that women are denied the municipal franchise in Cyprus; and whether he will take immediate steps to end this example of sex discrimination.
Mr. Creech Jones
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second, I am advised that to enfranchise women would at present be contrary to the wishes of the majority of Cypriots of both sexes.