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Malta (Territorial Waters)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what undertakings have been given by Her Majesty's Government to clear World War II wrecks from the territorial waters of Malta.

Expert advice is that World War II wrecks in Maltese territorial waters do not constitute a hazard to shipping; clearance is therefore unnecessary. The Government have, nonetheless, told the Maltese authorities that any request for help or advice regarding a survey of wrecks would be given sympathetic and practical consideration in the context of specific harbour development schemes.