HC Deb 25 June 1982 vol 26 c200W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether, in her consideration of proposals for membership of a committee of investigation on the Falkland Islands, she will ensure that no Privy Councillor will be appointed who has had ministerial office connected with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the Ministry of Defence during the past 20 years; and if she will ensure that no other person is appointed with an actual or possible interest in ministerial matters connected with the Falkland Islands for the past 20 years.

The Prime Minister

I shall bear the hon. Gentleman's point very much in mind in considering who should be asked to undertake this review.

Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister if the proposed inquiry into the Falkland Islands dispute will have available to it all Foreign Office documents and memoranda irrespective of whether these are more than 20 years old.

The Prime Minister

Age will not be a reason for withholding documents which are needed for the purpose of carrying out the inquiry.