HL Deb 08 July 1981 vol 422 c816WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps are now proposed, in the light of the Defence Review, to ensure that all the running costs and a proper proportion of the capital costs of the Navy's and the RAF's offshore policing work is recovered from MAFF, DAFS, the Department of Energy or any other Government department.

Viscount Trenchard

The decisions announced by my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence on 25th June do not entail any change in current practice for charging other Government departments for offshore activities carried out on their behalf by the Royal Navy and the RAF.

House adjourned at twenty-six minutes past ten o'clock.