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War Graves: Seas and Oceans

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government have taken to protect military shipwrecks as final resting places. (201656)

The Protection of Military Remains Act (PMRA) 1986 allows the MOD to protect the remains of aircraft and ships lost while in military service from unauthorised interference. The latest tranche of wrecks designated under the Act will come into force on 1 May 2008, raising the total number of designations to 58.