asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, in the light of proposals by the Secretary General of the United Nations and others that a multinational force be established on the Falkland Islands, it is his policy that British troops should be included in this force and that Argentine troops will not.
We know of no serious proposal to this effect. It has been and remains the Government's position that all Argentine forces must be withdrawn from the Falkland Islands, in accordance with resolution 502 of the United Nations Security Council.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many wage earners there are in the Falkland Islands; how many are employed by the Falkland Islands Company; and how many persons resident in the islands own land there.
According to the most recent Falkland Islands census in 1980, there were 890 wage earners of whom 240 worked for the Falkland Islands Company. There are two tenant farmers and 30 owner-occupiers of agricultural or pastoral land.