HC Deb 23 April 1996 vol 276 c84W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 2 April,Official Report, column 98, for what reason no Turkish Cypriots are employed in the western sovereign base area; what proposals he has to ensure that employment by the base reflects the composition of the population of the western sovereign base area; and if he will make a statement. [26239]

Mr. Soames

Following the events of 1974, the Turkish Cypriot population now lives in the Turkish-controlled area to the north of the UN-patrolled buffer zone. No Turkish Cypriots are registered for employment in the catchment area for the western sovereign base area. The employment of Cypriot personnel within the WSBA reflects this position.