§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further information he has concerning the extent of damage to British property in the Turkish-held area of Cyprus; what representations he has made to the authorities concerned; and what advice concerning compensation he has given to the owners of such property.
§ Mr. Hattersley
The full extent of damage to British property in the Turkish-held area of Cyprus remains unknown because the Turkish authorities continue to restrict access to certain districts.
Representations on the problem of access and the establishment of compensation procedures have recently been renewed in Ankara. Similar representations as regards certain categories of losses were made to the Cyprus Government on 19th March.
Pending a satisfactory response from the Governments concerned, British property owners are being advised to record details of damage etc., with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the High Commision in Nicosia.