§ Mr. Nigel Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what precautions the Royal Navy is taking to protect cetaceans. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The Royal Navy is very aware of its responsibility for the application of good environmental practices on the high seas. The RN takes into consideration known cetacean migration routes, breeding grounds and similar information when planning exercise activity. Instructions are then issued to ships, submarines and aircraft on actions to take to minimise impact or when encountering marine activity.