HC Deb 07 March 1957 vol 566 c103W
Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many members of the French armed forces are still stationed in Cyprus; how much longer they will remain; and for what purpose they are there.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

About 1,100 members of the French armed services (a considerable number being administrative) were still in Cyprus on 9th February. An early reduction in this number, to the skeleton force required to operate and guard the French military equipment still on the island, is under discussion with the French Government.

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