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Fishery Protection Vessels

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will now publish the full text of the Royal Navy's observations on the suitability of the Danish-built "Osprey" as a fishery protection vessel capable of operating in the North Sea.

No. It is not our practice to release detailed reports of this type which frequently contain items which are commercially confidential. The Royal Navy's opinion of the Danish-built "Osprey" was, however, covered in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Drake (Miss Fookes) during the Adjournment debate on 8 November.—[Vol. 973, c. 759–766.]