HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c489W
Mr. O'Hara

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 7 February,Official Report, column 321, if he will set out the authority for his statement that the question of sovereignty over the island of Imia is not determined. [15083]

Mr. David Davis

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my hon. Friend the Member for Upminster (Sir N. Bonsor) observed in his oral answer on 7 February 1996,Official Report, columns 321–23, that the Greek and Turkish Governments take different positions on sovereignty over the island of Imia. We warmly welcome expressions by both sides of determination to deal with the issue by peaceful means. This must be right. It is important that it is done in accordance with international law.

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