HC Deb 07 February 1983 vol 36 c276W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether the Argentine military personnel discovered on Southern Thule were repatriated and by what means; whether they were interrogated; and whether any of their activities could have assisted Argentine naval and air activities after November 1976;

(2) whether there was an Argentine military presence on Southern Thule permanently from December 1976; and whether he has any information as to whether the level of Argentine equipment and personnel varied during the period;

(3) whether Her Majesty's Government will ensure that there will be no Argentine settlement on British dependencies without authorisation in future;

(4) when the Argentine military personnel were lifted from Southern Thule; what work they were undertaking there; and if they had any military implications.

Mr. Onslow

I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.