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World War II: Wrecks

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL6550, tabled on 3 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 27 March (HL6154), what appropriate action has been taken with regional governments and partners to prevent desecration of the wrecks of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.

Answered on

7 April 2017

Our Foreign and Commonwealth Office representatives continue to engage with the local and regional authorities to ensure that our position is made clear on the desecration of these sites and appropriate action is taken. We will provide support for any action against such activity when we are able to do so.