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Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 1185, tabled on 4 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Royal Navy is taking to deal with the number of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Answered on

11 June 2015

The Royal Navy is playing a full part in the international effort to save lives at sea. HMS Bulwark deployed on 4 May 2015 and is working closely with the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre; efforts so far have saved over 2,900 lives.