HC Deb 14 June 1982 vol 25 cc188-9W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Prime Minister whether Her Majesty's Government will seek to resolve the issues oustanding in the Falkland Islands within a regional framework to include British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands and the Falkland Islands.

The Prime Minister

We certainly view the Falklands within the context of the region as a whole, but there are differing considerations affecting the various territories concerned. In particular, British Antarctic Territory is governed by the Antarctic treaty, while the Falkland Islands themselves have a population whom the British Government will wish to consult about their future after normal conditions have been restored.

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