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Argentine (Sporting Events)

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he proposes to give advice to those sporting bodies in the British Isles which have offered invitations to Argentine teams or individuals to participate in sporting events in the United Kingdom.

In present circumstances I would urge British sporting bodies not to complete any bilateral fixtures against their Argentinian counterparts scheduled in the United Kingdom and to refrain from issuing further invitations.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he has offered to those intending visits to the Argentine for sporting purposes.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is advising all United Kingdom nationals against visiting Argentina at this time.