Persian Gulf: Navy

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect UK shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK is committed to maintaining maritime security in the Gulf region, and safeguarding freedom of navigation. To this end, the Royal Navy has been accompanying Red Ensign Group flagged merchant vessels through the Strait and the UK has also joined the International Maritime Security Construct.

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