Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does not my hon. Friend think that there should be special security precautions, since a number of dangerous prisoners have escaped when they have been transferred to hospital?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies who were the medical authorities on whose certificate Antonis Procopiou Salamento, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, was transferred to the Nicosia Mental Hospital in Cyprus, from which he escaped on 1st June, 1958.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what disciplinary or other measures were taken in consequence of the escape of Polycarpos Georgadhis from the Central Prison, Nicosia, in Cyprus, on 1st May, 1958, being his fifth escape from custody.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Even so, is it not very disturbing that there should be these repeated escapes of dangerous prisoners? Will my hon. Friend and his right hon. Friend consider suggesting to the Cyprus Government that if there are escapes of this kind, and repeated escapes, the prisoner should be transferred to safe custody in the United Kingdom?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the proposals of the Sierra Leone Government, as embodied in Sierra Leone Sessional Paper No. 1 of 1958, have been approved.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that information, may I ask him what powers still remain to Her Majesty's Government?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the President of the Board of Trade what examination is now taking place of the duration and other terms of insurance made by the Export Credits Guarantee Department; and when the results are to be made known.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Prime Minister when he will meet General de Gaulle.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is not it a very good thing that the Prime Minister should be visiting General de Gaulle—
Mr John Biggs-Davison: —after his visit to President Eisenhower and to Her Majesty's Government in Canada, for cannot Britain and France together play a great part in bringing about a better balance of world affairs—[HON. MEMBERS: "Like Suez?"]—yes, after Suez—particularly in so reshaping the Atlantic Alliance that it becomes the means not of undermining but of upholding the sovereignty and overseas...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the estimated cost of sabotage committed in Government installations in Cyprus during the emergency; how many cases of sabotage have occurred in guarded camps; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies when the last escapes occurred from Camp K, the Central Prison and other places of detention in Cyprus; who were the detainees who escaped; and which of them had escaped previously from detention, and on how many occasions.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement about the recent murders and other acts of violence committed by terrorists in Cyprus.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is it a fact that a British subject was slowly beaten to death in the presence of his wife very close to a police station, and is my right hon. Friend satisfied that everything is being done to maintain the discipline of the police force, to ensure that full protection is given to Her Majesty's subpects, and that law and order are rigorously maintained at this important time?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Will Her Majesty's Government give the fullest publicity to the number of tests carried out, respectively, by the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Kingdom?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Air what progress has been made with the carrying into effect of the agreement with the United States of America on the supply of ballistic missiles to the United Kingdom.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: While thanking my right hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask whether he is aware that this agreement was accepted by many of us only on the understanding that the McMahon Act would be revised? Would not he agree that the implementation of this agreement, which suggests that British as opposed to American personnel are not to be trusted with the custody of the warheads, should proceed in step...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is yet in a position to make a statement about measures to meet complaints from farmers, firms, organisations and Governments at home and in other parts of the British Commonwealth and Europe regarding imports of butter from Sweden and Finland, having regard to the fact that there is a case of dumping.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my hon. Friend aware that a satisfactory statement about effective action is eagerly awaited by all who are concerned not only for the prosperity and interests of our fellow subjects in New Zealand but for the future of the British export trade to that country?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that many of us would welcome a treaty which upheld the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in their respective Antarctic territories.