HC Deb 16 January 1979 vol 960 c691W
26. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has held with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies about the defence of trade routes through the Indian Ocean.

Mr. Mulley

I have held no such discussions. My staff, of course, have routine discussions with our allies and with the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic in connection with this contingency planning for the protection of allied merchant shipping outside the NATO area.

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