§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
On how many occasions have Soviet "creepy crawlies" or similar equipment been observed or suspected in the vicinity of (a) the offshore oil and gas installations associated with the United Kingdom continental shelf, and (b) the United Kingdom coastal zone.
§ The Minister of State for Defence Support (Lord Trefgarne)
It is not our policy to comment on operational and intelligence matters of this kind.