HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 c79W
69. Mrs. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will make a statement on documents C604/R/54 and 12014/56 circulated by the Cyprus Government; and whether he will place copies in the Library.

Mr. Profumo

These documents were circulated to certain officials of the Cyprus Government for their own confidential information to assist them in dealing with matters concerning various aspects of Her Majesty's Government's policy and intentions, particularly their public presentation. Where there are differences of approach to policy between the Government and Opposition, it is inevitable that documents of this kind should take account of such differences, though this should, of course, be done in as objective a manner as possible. I am satisfied that action was taken in good faith and with the sincere intention of being helpful. However, I will certainly consider placing the documents in the Library.