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23 Jul 07. Merchant Fleet: Possible MoD Study. The Armed Forces’ Minister said (23 Jul 07) that the MoD was considering its response to a suggestion that it should undertake an analysis of the reducing commercial shipping market.
Comment: During 2006/07 the MoD spent £64m on sea-lift charter, including expenditure on the six Ro-Ro container ships. The suggestion for an ‘analysis’ came from the Defence Committee and was contained in its ‘Strategic Lift’ Report (HC 462 of 26 Jun 07), at para 32. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0731, 06 Aug 07)

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