HC Deb 28 April 1988 vol 132 c243W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications for the role of the Armilla patrol of United States plans to broaden the scope of its rôle in the Gulf.

Mr. Ian Stewart

The policy for the Armilla patrol is kept under constant review in the light of all relevant factors. Any change in the operating pattern of a friendly navy would, of course, be taken fully into account.