I understand that the Falkland Islands Government expect to make their new development corporation responsible for planning tourist development. The corporation is now being set up, and I have not, therefore, had specific proposals put to me. I can confirm that we expect the Falkland Islands Government to use some of the aid now available for this purpose.
I congratulate my right hon. Friend on assuming his new responsibilities and I wish him well. Will he be receptive to ideas from outside the normal channels for the promotion of tourism in the Falkland Islands and may I bring one of my constituents to meet him or one of his officials at an appropriate time?
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for his congratulations. I took up my new post in January, but they are none the less welcome. I should be delighted to meet any of my hon. Friend's constituents at any time.
The hon. Gentleman's fantasies about the Falklands grow ever more bizarre. There is scope for tourism in the Falklands, although it is not enormous, and the Government will try to help.