asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current stage of the inquiry into the loss of the Mhari L; when he expects to receive the report; whether the wreck is to be raised as part of the investigation; and if he will make appropriate arrangements for the burial of any bodies recovered.
My Department's inspector has not yet completed his inquiry. It is not intended to raise the wreck as part of the investigation, but fortunately my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence made available a vessel for a limited period to examine this wreck. No bodies were found.