Strait of Hormuz: UK Shipping

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

The UK is part of the International Maritime Security Construct, which is safeguarding freedom of navigation in the Gulf. It is now under the command of a Royal Navy officer. The Ministry of Defence, with the Department for Transport, is monitoring the situation closely and stands ready to counter threats, should the need arise.