Minister of State for Europe, David Lidington, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 13 June on the referendum to be held by the Falkland Islands Government on the Islands political status
The Falkland Islands Government have announced that there will be a referendum which will take place in the first half of 2013. The 14 June 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Falklands conflict.
Shadow Minister for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, John Spellar, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Falkland in the Topics section on the Parliament website.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.