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Falkland Islands

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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12.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on the situation relating to the occupation of South Thule in the Falkland Islands by the Argentine.

The position on the Argentine scientific station on Southern Thule remains unchanged. Southern Thule is British territory; we have protested at the Argentine presence and we have thus protected our position.

34.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what is his estimate of the present population of the Falkland Isles; and how this compares with the population in 1950 and 1972.

Estimated present population is 1,825. This compares with a population of 1,957 in 1972 and of 2,231 in 1950.