§ 19. Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a 192W statement on his policy in the light of the recent United Nations vote on negotiations between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falkland Islands.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
We have made all the running in seeking to normalise relations between Britain and Argentina. We have taken a series of initiatives since 1982. We shall continue to seek every opportunity to encourage the Argentine Government to take a more realistic approach and to match our readiness to rebuild confidence. The United Nations vote has not caused us to change this approach. Nor is our commitment to the Falkland Islanders affected.
§ 46. Mr. Haynes
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if European Economic Community political co-operation covers the issue of the future of the Falkland Islands.
§ 92. Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has held with other European Economic Community countries concerning the future of the Falkland Islands.
§ Mr. Eggar
Our EC partners are briefed, as appropriate, on the international aspects of our Falklands policy both bilaterally and within the framework of European Political Co-operation.
Questions concerning the internal affairs of dependent territories of member states are not discussed in European political co-operation.