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Falkland Islands

Volume 23: debated on Friday 14 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any consideration has been given in recent years to the setting up of facilities in the Falkland Islands to enable lamb to be stored for sale in the United Kingdom and other markets.

Yes. The major obstacles have hitherto been the problem of an assured supply in sufficient quantities and the distance from possible markets. A promising inquiry was received from Birds Eye Walls Ltd. in February 1982 which the Falkland Islands Government was actively following up at the time of the invasion.