HL Deb 22 November 1983 vol 445 c236WA
Lord Drumalbyn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the outcome of their proposals for consultations with the Governments of Greece and Turkey about Cyprus under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Young)

As my right honourable and learned friend said in a Statement last week in another place, he proposed to the Greek and Turkish Foreign Ministers on 15th November that we should consult under the terms of the Treaty of Guarantee. The replies we have received set mutually incompatible conditions for such consultations. In light of their first responses to my right honourable and learned friend's proposal, we have made further approaches to both Governments in a renewed endeavour to set up the consultations envisaged in the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee.