§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, in view of the United Kingdom's claim to the island, he will make a statement on the recent Chilean occupation of King George island.
§ Mr. Whitney
The Chileans have maintained a station on King George island since 1969. The Antarctic treaty permits free access for contracting parties to any part of Antarctica. Chilean activities on this island do not prejudice British sovereignty, by virtue of paragraph 2 of article IV of the treaty.