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Falkland Islands

Volume 12: debated on Monday 9 November 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal when he expects the next round of talks to take place with the Argentine Government concerning the future of the Falkland Islands; what will be the subject of the talks; and if he will make a statement.

No dates have yet been arranged but we hope to hold a further round of talks with the Argentines soon. Island councillors have already agreed in principle to send representatives to such talks. No agenda has been agreed, but the objective will be to continue the attempts to resolve the dispute with Argentina in a way which all concerned can accept. I reaffirm that the wishes of the islanders themselves are paramount: no solution could be approved which was not acceptable to the islanders and to Parliament.