§ 22. Lord Balniel
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy towards the retention of the British sovereign bases in Cyprus.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The Base Areas are sovereign British territory. Their use will be examined in the same way as other aspects of our defence commitments and capabilities in the course of the review announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence on 21st March.—[Vol. 870, c. 153–4.]