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Falklands Campaign

Volume 31: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has available to him information which would enable him to assess total Argentine casualties in the South Atlantic conflict.

No. In the continuing absence of any reliable Argentine figures it is not possible to work out an accurate total. 119 Argentine bodies have so far been buried by British Forces on the Falkland Islands: more bodies, many in hastily-prepared graves dug before the Argentine surrender, are still being found, and there is evidence to indicate that a considerable number of Argentine dead were buried at sea.