FALKLAND ISLANDS (Hansard, 25 June 1951)
HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 c994
46. Brigadier Rayner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what countries have made landings in British Antarctica; how many have been made in the case of each such country; and whether in each case foreign personnel are still in possession.

The Minister of State (Mr. Younger)

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Colonies to a similar Question on 13th June.

Brigadier Rayner

Would His Majesty's Government now do what we have urged for a long time from this side of the House, that is, take a stronger line with regard to these impertinent intrusions, and thus halt the catastrophic fall in our prestige which has led to the recent happenings in the Middle East?

Mr. Younger

I do not accept the comment made by the hon. and gallant Gentleman. The position of His Majesty's Government in this matter has already been fully explained on several occasions.

Sir H. Williams

Could the right hon. Gentleman tell me why his boss never answers Questions in the House?