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Falkland Islands

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what proposals she has agreed for the development of the Falkland Islands; and what improvement in the standard of living of the population has been achieved over the last two years.

Her Majesty's Government are contributing to the Falkland Islands Development Plan at an annual rate of £50,000. This is in addition to the £4.2 million approved for the building of a permanent airfield. Allowing for the differences in environment the islanders enjoy a standard of living as high as that of the United Kingdom.