HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 c266W
Sir J. Eden

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether it is his policy that fruit should continue to be imported into the United Kingdom from Cyprus; and, if so, whether he can give guidance to United Kingdom importers as to whether such fruit from the Turkish-held sector of Cyprus should be treated as the property of Turkish Cypriots.

Mr. Deakins

On the first point, undoubtedly yes, since continuance of this trade will assist the economic recovery of the island and is also seasonably important in maintaining the United Kingdom's supplies. On the second point, decisions on ownership are not matters for Her Majesty's Government but for the courts, and I understand a court action is pending.

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