HC Deb 19 February 1964 vol 689 c220W
Mr. Shinwell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what response he has had from the United States Government to the request for land forces to assist in promoting order in Cyprus.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The United States Government are agreed in principle to supply troops for an international force on the lines proposed by the British and United States Governments, provided that other allied countries agreed to participate and provided that the plan was approved by the Governments of Greece and Turkey and by Archbishop Makarios and Vice-President Kutchuk. In the event, as my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations informed the House on 17th February, the plan was approved by all the parties concerned except Archbishop Makarios. It therefore could not be implemented.