HC Deb 22 April 1987 vol 114 c591W
Mr. O'Neill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the Royal Navy last carried out an exercise which involved the formation and escort of a convoy across the Atlantic.

Mr. Stanley

The Royal Navy, in conjunction with other NATO navies, regularly practises the protection of convoys. The last exercise involving a convoy across the Atlantic was the NATO exercise Ocean Safari in August-September 1985 referred to in paragraph 2 of Annex B of "The Statement on the Defence Estimates 1986" (Cmnd. 9763-I).