§ 20. Sir John Biggs-Davison
asked the Lord Privy Seal what contacts are maintained with Commonwealth and foreign Governments and international organisations to co-operate in the suppression of pirates on the high seas ; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hurd
We keep in touch with other countries and organisations as and when necessary over attacks on merchant shipping and incidents of possible maritime fraud. Her Majesty's Government maintain close contact with various international organisations and concerned Governments on the problem of attacks on the boat people in South-East Asia.