HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 c65W
82. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what progress has been made in drawing up electoral rolls on a communal basis in Cyprus; and when it is proposed that elections to the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Houses of Representatives shall take place.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Preliminary lists of Turkish voters have been prepared, but the final rolls cannot be completed until the constituency boundaries have been determined following discussion with the representatives of the Turkish Government and the Turkish Cypriot community. Preparation of preliminary lists of Greek Cypriot voters is also going ahead. It will not be possible to hold elections for either House of Representatives until the final electoral rolls and the necessary constitutional instruments are ready.