§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will introduce a resolution in the Security Council calling upon Argentina to permit civilians freely to leave the Port Stanley area or any other area likely to be subject to a military assault.
§ Mr. Onslow
No. The most effective practical way of protecting the civilians in the Port Stanley area is through the establishment of a neutralised zone, as provided for in the 4th Geneva convention. Such a zone has been proposed 271W by the International Committee of the Red Cross and agreed to by the British and Argentine Governments. The zone will of course be fully respected by British Forces.