§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement about the arrangements approved by his Department for the refuelling of tug boats towing vessels from the United States for decommissioning at Hartlepool. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The passage plan approved by my Department did not specify places or arrangements for refuelling of the relevant tug boats. Such arrangements fell within the responsibility of the towage company. However the plan identified places, including the Azores, where refuelling could be carried out if required.