Royal Navy: Drone Attacks in the Red Sea - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:58 pm ar 5 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of The Earl of Minto The Earl of Minto The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 2:58, 5 Chwefror 2024

The noble Lord asks a good question about the total scope and scale of His Majesty’s Navy and how long this might go on for. Perhaps I might turn the question around. If we were to do nothing, and provide no support, we would weaken international security and damage the global economy, and it would suggest that any British vessel is fair game. That is just not acceptable. Ships are available as replacements and to be part of the international task force. It is precisely that; it is an international task force, and integrated, particularly with the Americans who are leading it. Between us, we will certainly have sufficient funds.