§ Mr. Anderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the disclosure by the Civil Commissioner, Sir Rex Hunt, of parts of the new constitution to the Falkland Islands Legislative Council in advance of its publication to the House in March was done with his prior consent.
§ Mr. Renton
Ministers agreed last December that the latest draft of the constitution should be made available by the Civil Commissioner to councillors for their consideration. It was entirely in accordance with normal practice that councillors should be consulted in this way.