DUP MP Gregory Campbell has raised the potential for conflict with Argentina with the Defence Secretary Michael Fallon who has advised him contingency plans are in place for such an eventuality.
The East Londonderry MP asked: “What flexibility is there in our defence preparations for any potential hardening of attitude by Argentina, either unilaterally or with others?”
Mr Fallon replied: “We have a number of contingency plans, which we continue to refresh, to deal with any increase in the threat level.
“I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will understand that I am not able to spell them out to the House in public session, but I assure him that those contingency plans exist. We take them out every so often to ensure that they are appropriate to the existing level of threat.”