On 6 July 1982, in a Written Answer to a Parliamentary Question, (1) Official Report, House of Commons, 6 July 1982, Written Answers, Col. 51. the Prime Minister announced that, following consultation with the Leader of the Opposition and leaders of other Opposition parties, the Government had decided to appoint a committee of Privy Counsellors, under the chairmanship of Lord Franks, with the following terms of reference:
'To review the way in which the responsibilities of Government in relation to the Falkland Islands and their Dependencies were discharged in the period leading up to the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands on 2 April 1982, taking account of all such factors in previous years as are relevant; and to report'.
The Report was presented to Parliament by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 18 January 1983.
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