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Falkland Islands

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what areas of scientific research in the Falkland Islands the recent agreement between Great Britain and Argentina covers; and what are the proposals if oil is discovered.

The outline scheme agreed in principle and ad referendum to Governments by the British and Argentine delegations at the last round of Falklands negotiations relates to co-operation in scientific research activities in and around the dependencies of the Falkland Islands. It is not concerned with the Falkland Islands or with exploration for oil. The two Governments are now considering the scheme, as are the Falkland Island councillors.