HL Deb 16 December 1980 vol 415 c1096WA
Lord Chelwood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will stand by their commitment to continue giving support to the Falkland islanders, particularly if the latter decide that they want no change in the present situation.

Lord Carrington

There is no doubt of the Government's commitment to the Falkland islanders. We will support them in every practicable way. My honourable friend the Minister of State made this clear to the islanders during his recent visit. That commitment will continue, whatever their views may be about the best way of making progress in the dispute.