HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 cc15-6W
98. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on the situation in Cyprus and the talks between General Sir John Harding and Archbishop Makarios.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Although acts of violence continue, the security forces continue to make steady progress against the terrorists. The Governor, who has had further meetings with Archbishop Makarios, the latest on 13th January, arrived in this country for a short visit on 19th January and is still here to make a personal report to Ministers on the situation and on the discussions he has had locally. I think it best not to say anything further now about the talks with Archbishop Makarios but I shall make a full statement as soon as I have definite news to report to the House.