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Falkland Islands (Inquiry)

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Prime Minister if she is now in a position to announce the form of the review of the way in which Government Departments discharged their responsibilities in the period leading up to the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands, which she announced on 8 April, Official Report, c. 416.

asked the Prime Minister when she expects the inquiry into the circumstances that preceded the invasion and occupation of the Falkland Islands to commence its work.

As I indicated to the right hon. Member for Plymouth, Devonport (Dr. Owen) on 8 April, I shall be happy to consult about the exact form of such a review before announcing the details. I do not consider that the time is yet right to devote attention to past events, but I hope to be able to turn to this matter shortly.