HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c489W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what authority spokesmen from his Department said on Friday 27 January that, in repairing ties with Buenos Aires, Britain might want to draw on the expertise of Italy, which is closely linked with Argentina by the large number of Italian immigrants.

Mr. Whitney

These remarks correctly reflect our interest in consulting closely with our allies and partners in the development of better bilateral relations between Britain and Argentina. But it remains our firm view that the protecting powers are the correct channels for any official communication between ourselves and the Argentines.