Pamphlet

Oral Answers to Questions — Cyprus – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1956.

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Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell 12:00 am, 1st August 1956

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will arrange to make available to the general public, by sale or otherwise, the pamphlet "Why we are in Cyprus," issued as background notes for British Service men.

Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge

Yes, Sir. This pamphlet has been given on request to journalists, lecturers and members of the public by my Department and by the Cyprus Government Office in London. It has been sent by the Central Office of Information to members of the public who have asked to receive regular information on foreign and colonial affairs.

Photo of Mr John Biggs-Davison Mr John Biggs-Davison , Chigwell

May I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply, because this is a most excellent document which sets out very clearly why it is necessary to maintain British sovereignty over Cyprus?

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Will the right hon. Gentleman make this document available in the House of Commons so that we may find out whether public money is being used for party propaganda purposes?

Photo of Mr John Hare Mr John Hare , Sudbury and Woodbridge

I will certainly see that the right hon. Gentleman has a copy.