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HMS Defender: Black Sea

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL1577, tabled on 29 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) on what date, and (2) at what time, they were made aware by the BBC that classified documents relating to HMS Defender’s Black Sea mission had been discovered at a Kent bus stop.

Answered on

13 July 2021

The Ministry of Defence were informed by the BBC of the discovery of documents before publication, due to the sensitivity of the material we are unable to comment on specific timelines.