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Patrol Craft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 81470, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the number of his Department's patrol vessels to tackle crime around the UK's coasts.

Answered on

8 September 2020

The Home Office through Border Force and the Police, are responsible for policing and maritime security around the UK, including the UK's Territorial Waters. Defence continues to engage with colleagues from the Police and Border Force, and Defence assets may be provided in support if requested and appropriate.