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Navy: Piracy

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 38W, on Navy: piracy, whether (a) CTF-150 and (b) CTF-151 will have operational priority for use of HMS Portland. (253371)

I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 721W.

Given the inherent flexibility of our Royal Navy assets, HMS Portland will be able to switch between CTF 150 and CTF 151 to exploit capability in the region and support international requirements.