HC Deb 15 February 1956 vol 548 cc258-9W
81. Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will investigate the circumstances which caused the death of Petrakis Yiallouris in Cyprus on 7th February; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Yiallouris was shot and killed by the security forces during rioting in Famagusta on the 7th February. Police investigations have been made and the circumstances of the shooting are the subject of a coroner's inquest which began in open court in Famagusta yesterday under the ordinary laws of the Colony. It would not be appropriate for me to make a statement before the inquest has been completed.