Northern Cyprus — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:29 pm on 1st February 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Knight of Collingtree Baroness Knight of Collingtree Conservative 3:29 pm, 1st February 2012

My Lords, I am chairman of the group for Northern Cyprus in this House and I recently led a delegation there at the invitation of that country. Since the Minister has mentioned the length of this dispute, will he also bear in mind that every one of those 43 years has meant pain and suffering? Even today, if a Turkish Northern Cyprus group should visit the south, even on a sporting occasion, it is set upon and viciously attacked. This situation goes on and on. Surely some really hard effort must be put towards ending it.