§ 20. Mr. Weetch
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent attempts he has made to resume negotiations with Argentina over the Falkland Islands following the passing of United Nations resolutions in 1984 and 1985.
§ Mr. Eggar
As I explained to the House on 18 December 1985, 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. We shall also continue to stand by our commitment to the Falkland Islanders.
§ 68. Mr. Greg Knight
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement concerning Government policy on fishing within a radius of 200 miles of the Falkland Islands.
§ Mr. Eggar
We are co-operating fully with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, which is conducting a technical study of the south west Atlantic fishery. We expect that this will lead on to discussion and agreement on multilateral fisheries conservation and management arrangements. Pending action on the study we have urged all those countries with fishing fleets active in the area to exercise restraint. There has been a generally helpful response.