§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to her reply of Thursday 1 July to the hon. Member for Bournemouth, East, when she expects to be able to make a statement on the cost of restoration and replacement of property in the Falkland Islands resulting from the occupation by Argentine forces and on reparation to be claimed.
§ The Prime Minister
We intend to make available up to £10 million, which we estimate will be sufficient for the immediate phase of rehabilitation. We are not yet in a position to give an estimate of the overall cost of compensation to civilians for loss of life, injury and damage to property. We reserve the right to claim compensation from Argentina.