Falkland Islands

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 July 1983.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Spearing Mr Nigel Spearing , Newham South 12:00, 11 July 1983

Is it not a fact that the Falkland Islands executive and legislative councils favour a degree of measured progress towards Falkland Islanders owning the land of those islands? Why are Her Majesty's Government not favouring the Falkland Islands Government purchasing private land now on offer to them with money that can be taken out of the £15 million that is still in balance?