§ 22. Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the implications of the extent to which the exclusive fishing zone around the Falkland Islands overlaps the 200-mile territorial limit claimed by Argentina for the possibilities of increased tension in the area.
§ Mr. Eggar
The boundaries of the Falkland Islands interim conservation and management zone fully respect the rules of international law governing the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction between neighbours. We therefore see no reason why the choice of the zone's boundaries should increase tension in the area.