§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any consideration has been given in recent years to the setting 333W up of facilities in the Falkland Islands to enable lamb to be stored for sale in the United Kingdom and other markets.
§ Mr. Onslow
Yes. The major obstacles have hitherto been the problem of an assured supply in sufficient quantities and the distance from possible markets. A promising inquiry was received from Birds Eye Walls Ltd. in February 1982 which the Falkland Islands Government was actively following up at the time of the invasion.