HC Deb 18 November 1970 vol 806 c421W
85. Mr. Robert Hughes

asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the evasion of the Beira blockade of a shipment of ammonia to Rhodesia; and what steps he intends to take to improve the naval establishment in the area to prevent future evasions.

Mr. Kirk

The Beira patrol exists to prevent shipments of oil destined for Rhodesia reaching the port of Beira. It is not concerned with other cargoes.

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