United Nations Force, Cyprus (British Contingent)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th April 1964.

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Easington 12:00 am, 15th April 1964

But on the assumption, which appears to be well founded, that the Greek Cypriot forces are now in almost overwhelming strength compared with the United Nations force, does not the right hon.. Gentleman think that we are reaching the point when we must leave it to the Greek Cypriots and the Turks to maintain order without the aid of our troops? Is it not likely that either our troops will be humiliated by the opposing strength of the other forces, or they will be liquidated?