HC Deb 03 December 1959 vol 614 cc150-1W
77. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Cypriot paid informers have been brought from Cyprus to the United Kingdom since February, 1956; what was the cost of their transportation; what sums have been paid directly to them to date; what further payments it is proposed to make; how many of these individuals have been the subject of prosecutions since their arrival here; how many are now in prison; and to what extent it is proposed to cancel future payments to those now serving prison sentences.

Mr. J. Amery

As I said in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and Shoreham (Captain Kerfoy) on 17th November, payments made are for services rendered. It would not be in the public interest to give further details of these payments or the information asked for in parts 5 and 6 of the hon. Member's Question.

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