§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there have been any developments in relation to the illegal Argentinian presence on the island of South Thule; what is the most recent estimate as to the numbers; and whether they possess military equipment.
§ Mr. Onslow
The Argentine party on Thule Island formally surrendered to British forces on 20 June. There were 11 Argentine military personnel on the island and no civilians. At no time did British forces fire their weapons. There were no casualties.