§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any defence agreements currently exist between Uruguay and the United Kingdom; if he will seek to have discussions with officials of the Uruguayan Government concerning defence matters of mutual interest; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Blaker
No defence agreements exist between the United Kingdom and Uruguay, which is traditionally a neutral country. We are of course most grateful for the humanitarian assistance which Uruguay has given during the Falkland Islands crisis.