HC Deb 04 February 1970 vol 795 cc407-8
17. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider an Op Macc operation to create an airstrip in the Falkland Islands.

Mr. Richard

I have nothing to add to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister of Defence for Administration on 1st December last year.—[Vol. 792, c. 215.]

Mr. Dalyell

The senior echelons of the Ministry of Defence have not gone cold, have they, on operations for civil aid?

Mr. Richard

The senior echelons at the Ministry of Defence neither go cold nor grow hot. My hon. Friend knows full well the kind of conditions under which we should undertake this type of co-operation and he has been given a great deal of information about the proposal regarding the Falkland Islands.

Mr. Corfield

In spite of the ingenuity of some hon. Members as translators, may we not have Questions written in English?

Hon. Members

Hear, hear.

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