§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been made recently for Royal Navy ships to visit South Africa; what was the purpose of each of those visits; and which of those visits has been in connection with the sale of arms.
§ Mr. Aitken
The only visit of Royal Navy ships to South Africa to have been arranged in recent years is that of HMS Norfolk and the tanker RFA Grey Rover. This visit will take place later this month. The purpose of the visit is to re-establish relations between the Royal Navy and the South African navy.