To ask Her Majesty's Government which media representatives were aboard HMS Defender in the Black Sea on 23 June; and what was the reason for their invitation.
6 July 2021
The BBC and Daily Mail defence correspondents were aboard HMS Defender on 23 June. The Ministry of Defence regularly grants access for media outlets to military operations. The practice of embedding journalists on military operations has been commonplace for decades as this helps facilitate independent reporting on defence activity and matters of national and international security.