HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 c89W
16. Mr. Woodall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the results of operation Purple Oyster; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Duffy

Exercise Purple Oyster 2/76 was the latest in a series of exercises to test arrangements for the protection of offshore oil and gas installations. Many valuable lessons were learnt during the exercise and I am satisfied with the progress which has been made.