HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 c132W
55. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will give an undertaking that, in the event of the United Kingdom ceasing to use the Cypriot base areas for military purposes, the areas will be handed over to the Government of Cyprus.

Mr. Ormsby Gore

Her Majesty's Government do not contemplate leaving the Sovereign Base Areas. The London Agreement of February, 1959, provided that these areas should be retained by the United Kingdom without a time limit.

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