§ 29. Mr. Laurance Reed
asked the Minister of State for Defence what part the Royal Navy is playing in preparation for the International Law of the Sea Conference.
§ Mr. Reed
Will my hon. Friend bear especially in mind the strategic implications of any extension of territorial waters or rules relating to the control of narrow straits and inlets, and also the fact that if any conflict arises as a result of failure to reach legal agreement it is the Royal Navy that will have to cope with it?