HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 cc684-5W
34. Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he has taken in conjunction with the Sultan of Oman and other Gulf rulers to safeguard the freedom of passage of British and other vessels through the Straits of Hormuz.

Mr. Hurd

We are keeping in close touch with all the Gulf States and other allies on questions of Gulf security including freedom of navigation. We shall continue to give assistance to our friends in the area and encourage them to co-operate in their joint defence.