Would the hon. Gentleman comment on the recent Russian movement off the Seychelles reported recently in the Daily Telegraph? What action has been taken, up to 1971, to protect British interests in the Indian Ocean?
I understand that there has been movement of Russian ships, as the hon. Member said, off the Seychelles and that they have sited buoys on the high seas. Since these were the
high seas, they required no permission and could not be prohibited.