§ Q39. Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister whether she will make a further statement on the Falkland Islands.
§ The Prime Minister
We have received no official confirmation of reports in the Argentine press that Argentina is ready to agree to a complete cessation of hostilities, though that would be a very welcome development.
The civil commissioner has now provided us with his assessment of conditions in Port Stanley, where the major rehabilitation requirement appears likely to lie. The Armed Services have already done extremely valuable work in the emergency restoration of most essential services. The civil commissioner has given us his list of high priorities, which is receiving immediate attention.