HC Deb 22 June 1961 vol 642 cc156-7W
71 and 73. Mr. Wade

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations (1) whether any discussions are taking place with the Government of the Republic of Cyprus with regard to extradition proceedings affecting British subjects and citizens of the Republic of Cyprus;

(2) for what reason the extradition proceedings brought in Cyprus against Andreas Afamis, whose return to this country was required in connection with inquiries into the capital murder of Arthur Lee, failed.

74. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what representations he has made to the Government of Cyprus concerning the extradition of Andreas Aphames from Cyprus.

Mr. Sandys

The application for extradition was rejected on the grounds that the new Constitution does not permit a Cypriot citizen to be extradited. We are consulting with the Government of Cyprus about the situation which these proceedings have brought to light.

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