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Falkland Islands

Volume 22: debated on Friday 30 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether there will be an inquiry into the circumstances in which United Kingdom armed forces in the Falkland Islands and dependencies surrendered to the Argentine invaders; and when such inquiry will open.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether a British submarine was in position to intercept the Argentine invasion fleet on or before 2 April.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will apply "war zone" status to the Falkland Islands in order that the relatives of those serving in that theatre of operations can obtain the full facilities of forces mail rates.

All members of Her Majesty's Forces serving overseas are already entitled to concessionary rates of postage between this country and their overseas address. These rates allow most types of mail to be sent to troops and dependants overseas at approximately inland postal rates.