HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc617-8W
Mr. Marten

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aid has been given by the United Kingdom and the EEC to the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus in the last year.

Mrs. Hart

I have been asked to reply.

Her Majesty's Government do not recognise the "Turkish Federated State of Cyprus" but believe that aid for Cyprus should benefit both communities. Within our aid programme to Cyprus, during the last year we have funded one lecturer in teacher training in the Turkish sector and awards have been provided to enable 13 Turkish Cypriots to study in the United Kingdom.

The financial protocol between the EEC and Cyprus will not enter into force until ratification procedures have been completed. However, the EEC has provided in the last year, through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 10,000 tons of cereals and 1,300 tons of butter oil for the needy in Cyprus. Separate figures are not available for the two sectors.

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