§ 72. Mr. Summerson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the population of the Falkland Islands was in 1982; and what it is at the present time.
§ Mr. Maude
According to the December 1980 census the population of the Falkland Islands was then 1,813. The figure for the next census, in December 1986, was 1,947. We do not know precisely what the population was in 1982, but local estimates place it at around 1,700. The estimated current population is about 2,050.