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Nato Shipping (Defence Proposals)

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals have been made by NATO for the defence of NATO shipping in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

In 1972 the NATO Defence Planning Committee (DPC) authorised SACLANT to undertake contingency planning for the protection of allied merchant shipping outside the NATO area in time of tension or war. The plan awaits final DPC approval.