HC Deb 13 April 1964 vol 693 cc1-2W
29. Sir T. Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the heavy burden that continues to be carried by British troops, compared with those of other countries, in working for the maintenance of law and order under the United Nations in Cyprus, if he will now seek some reduction of this burden.

Mr. R. A. Butler

We undertook to contribute up to 3,500 men to the United Nations force. The Secretary-General has indicated that he is looking for further contributions to the force and we welcome this. If he is successful, there will be a more broadly based international force, and we shall be able to reduce the size of our contingent proportionately.

Mr. A. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations he has received from the Turkish Government with regard to the abrogation by the Cyprus Government of the Treaty of Alliance.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The Turkish Ambassador called on me on 7th March to leave with me a Note expressing his Government's concern at Archbishop Makarios' action in declaring the Treaty of Alliance terminated and seeking Her Majesty's Government's views on the situation thus created.

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