§ Mr. George Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is aware of any potential sale of support vessels by Yarrow Shipbuilders to the Iranian Government; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Pattie
A contract for four support ships was placed with Yarrow Shipbuilders by the previous Iranian Government, but was terminated at the time of the revolution in Iran. Negotiations on the future of this contract are continuing with the present Iranian Government.