§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what protest has been received from Argentina about exploration grants in the Falklands given to Firstland Oil and Gas; and what reply he has sent.
§ Mr. Renton
We have received no communications from the Argentine Government. A letter from the Argentine permanent mission to the Secretary General of the United Nations on Falklands oil exploration has been circulated to all members of the United Nations and we are considering our response to it.