Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Royal Navy is taking to deal with the number of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The Royal Navy is playing a full part in the international effort to save lives at sea. HMS Bulwark deployed on 4 May 2015 and is working closely with the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre; efforts so far have saved over 2,900 lives.

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