§ Q90. Sir David Price
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the implications of the decline in the United Kingdom merchant fleet for national defence capability and the United Kingdom's ability to fulfil treaty obligations.
§ Mr. Biffen
I have been asked to reply.
I refer my hon. Friend to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in reply to the right hon. Member for Taunton (Sir E. du Cann) on 25 November at columns 158–59.