HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c95W
16. Mr. James Lamond

asked the Lord Privy Seal if Her Majesty's Government, as guarantors of the integrity of Cyprus, are satisfied with the progress of the inter-communal talks between the representatives of the Turkish and Greek Cypriots.

Sir Ian Gilmour

The intercommunal talks are continuing, and the atmosphere remains good. The recent progress made on missing persons is encouraging. I very much hope that real progress towards an overall settlement will be achieved once elections in Cyprus are over. We shall continue to give our full support to the United Nations' efforts.

24. Mr. Christopher Price

asked the Lord Privy Seal what further action he has taken to achieve a settlement in Cyprus.

Sir Ian Gilmour

Intercommunal talks under the auspices of the United Nations, which both parties agree are the only practical way forward, continue in Nicosia. We stand ready to help in any way the United Nations or the parties would find useful.