HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 cc78-9W
105. Mrs. L. Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what consideration is being given to M. Spaak's proposals for an interim settlement in Cyrus; in what respects they differed from Her Majesty's Government's plan; and whether the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's assistance is still being sought.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

As the White Paper on the subject makes clear, Her Majesty's Government agreed to discuss at the proposed international conference their own plan and any amendments suggested to it, including M. Spaak's memorandum of 24th September. That remains our position.

M. Spaak's memorandum of 24th September differed from our own announced policy principally in suggesting the creation not only of two communal assemblies but also of a single representative institution, and in recommending that the Governor should be assisted in his executive task by the Presidents of the two Communal Houses of Representatives.

The discussion on Cyprus in the North Atlantic Council is at present suspended. We are ready to resume it as soon as it seems useful to do so.