Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Defence Matters: Statements
I will finish off. On the Naval Service, whether we like it or not, there was a period last winter when seven ships were tied up in Haulbowline and one ship was in the Mediterranean. That suggests to me that we are not patrolling the Irish coastline as we should to carry out work on fisheries protection, drug interdiction and countering people trafficking.
I would like me to say much more but time does not permit.