Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:39 pm on 25th September 2019.

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Photo of Paul Sweeney Paul Sweeney Shadow Minister (Scotland) 5:39 pm, 25th September 2019

Although I welcome the Government’s commitment to the International Maritime Security Construct, the British capacity to contribute to it has been impaired by the Government cutting the Royal Navy surface fleet by a third. What are the Government going to do to enhance British capacity to contribute to the protection of freedom of navigation in the Persian gulf, including British merchant shipping?