§ Q27. Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister whether she will make a further statement on the Falkland Islands.
§ Q34. Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the Falkland Islands.
§ Q64. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a further statement on the Falkland Islands.
§ The Prime Minister
There have been no further hostilities since 14 June. The Argentine Foreign Minister has stated that there is a de facto ceasefire. On 9 July the Argentines released Flight Lieutenant Glover, the one British prisoner of war in their hands.
In the light of these facts, we believe that Argentina accepts that active hostilities are now at an end. We have therefore decided to return to Argentina all the remaining 593 prisoners of war in accordance with article 118 of the third Geneva convention. Arrangements have been agreed with the Argentine authorities for these prisoners to be disembarked at the Port of Madryn, where they will be arriving as soon as possible.
§ Q32. Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Prime Minister when the next meeting of European Economic Community leaders is to take place.