HC Deb 20 December 1982 vol 34 c351W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister (1) pursuant to her reply of 16 December, for what proportion of the time that the presence of the "General Belgrano" and her escorts was known to the task force the Argentine group was steering a course that deviated less than 45 degrees from the bearing at that time of the nearest British ship;

(2) pursuant to her answer of 16 December, what indications unrelated to the course of the "General Belgrano" and her escorts, of the threat to the task force, were possessed by Her Majesty's Government;

(3) which was the nearest British surface vessel to the "General Belgrano" at the time she was torpedoed.

The Prime Minister

The official despatch of the commander-in-chief of the task force has been published. I have nothing further to add to it and to answers to previous questions by the hon. Member on this matter.