HC Deb 02 July 1985 vol 82 c116W
19. Mr. Nicholas Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, in view of the decline in the size of the British merchant fleet, he has reviewed, since the Falklands war, the arrangements for ships taken up from trade.

Mr. Stanley

We have been reviewing the likely future availability of merchant shipping required for defence purposes and that review is continuing.

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