HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 c34
60. Mr. Donner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what measures he now proposes to take to implement the policy of His Majesty's Government to bring the question of Argentinian and Chilean violation of sovereignty and of prolonged trespass by the establishment of military and other posts on British territory in the Falkland Island Dependencies before the International Court of Justice, in view of the failure of Argentina and Chile to avail themselves of this offer.

Mr. Ernest Davies

I stated on 6th November that the offer of His Majesty's Government to submit this dispute to the International Court will remain open and I gave renewed assurance that His Majesty's Government regard the Falkland Islands Dependencies as British territory. I have at present no further statement to make on the subject.

Mr. Donner

Does not aquiescence in the prolonged violation of British sovereignty only encourage unfriendly Powers to question and flout British interests the world over?

Mr. Davies

I do not accept that; I think the mere fact that we are acting, with restraint in this matter, and not acting in a hot-headed way, may win us support from other countries.

Sir H. Williams

If foreigners came into the constituency of the hon. Member, would he ask the British Council to sling them out?

Mr. Donner

Will the Government consider raising the matter at the Security Council?