HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 cc91-2W
31. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for placing orders for naval craft to enforce future fishing limits and to guard oil rig installations in the North Sea.

Mr. Duffy

As my right hon. Friend, the former Minister of State for Defence announced on 11th February—[Vol. 886, c. 221]—five new Royal Navy ships are being provided for offshore tasks including the enforcement of future fishing limits and the protection of oil installations in the North Sea. The first is due to come into service in December and the remainder during 1977.

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