HC Deb 28 January 1959 vol 598 c108W
98 and 99. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) what claims have been asserted by foreign powers to British territory in Antarctica;

(2) what stations have been established by foreign powers in British territories in Antarctica; and whether he is satisfied that measures have been taken, in concert with other Commonwealth Governments, to uphold Her Majesty's sovereignty over these territories.

Mr. R. Allan

The United Kingdom sector of Antarctica lies between 20 and 80 degrees West. Argentina has laid claim to the area between 20 and 74 degrees West and Chile to that between 53 and 90 degrees West. There are eight Argentine stations in the United Kingdom sector, four Chilean and one belonging to the United States.

My right hon. and learned Friend is satisfied about the measures taken to uphold Her Majesty's sovereignty in the area.

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