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Falkland Islands

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he is taking to reverse the decline in the population of the Falkland Isles.

Her Majesty's Government's aim is to give the islands a viable economic and political future. We have made available £7 million of capital aid in recent years.

asked the Lord Privy Seal how many vacancies there are in the agriculture industry of the Falkland Isles.

There are at present some vacancies in the agriculture industry of the islands. The main requirement is for skilled mechanics. Major development projects currently in progress also put strain on available labour.