Orders of the Day — International Monetary Arrangements Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:35 pm on 11th July 1983.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , Linlithgow 3:35 pm, 11th July 1983

Is it an unfair synopsis of what the Economic Secretary is saying that the overwhelming British national interest is that Argentina should be solvent, even if that means that it can buy hideous weapons, such as Telemine and Otomat missiles, which are far more formidable than Exocets, and that there is nothing we can do about it? In that case, to be fair to our service men, is not the logical conclusion to what he is saying that we must negotiate?