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Falkland Island Dependencies

Volume 480: debated on Monday 13 November 1950

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72.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, since repeated diplomatic protests against the establishment and maintenance of Argentinian and Chilean posts and for military establishments on British territories in the Falkland Island Dependencies have proved without avail, he will raise this matter of prolonged trespass and violation of sovereignty at the Security Council of the United Nations.

No. The policy of His Majesty's Government is that this question should, in the first instance, be brought before the International Court of Justice.