§ Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proposals he now has for ensuring the safety of civilians in Cyprus.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Close liaison has been established between United Kingdom civilians and district committees. Existing measures of protection have been intensified and new ones introduced.
The hon. Member will not expect me to go into detail which would disclose the intentions of the security authorities. Briefly, protection is being given along specified roads used by United Kingdom civilians, special protection is being provided at places of work and in markets and arms are being issued to civilians competent to use them.