§ Mr. Gow
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the discussions between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Argentine on the future of the Falkland Islands held last 349W month; and when it is proposed that the discussion will be resumed.
§ Mr. Rowlands
The further meeting between British and Argentine delegations, held in Geneva from 18 to 20 December 1978, was devoted to a general review of the various issues with which the Falkland Islands negotiations are concerned, including the outline of a scheme for co-operation in scientific research activities in the Falkland Island dependencies. A copy of the communique issued after the Geneva talks has been placed in the Library of the House. I met a delegation of Falkland Island councillors in Rio de Janeiro on 7 January to brief them on the Geneva talks. Arrangements for a further round of negotiations have not yet been decided.