CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

POINT OF ORDER – SEABORNE TERROR – 6 November 2003

Dr Julian Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Can you tell us whether you have received notification either from a Home Office Minister or from a Defence Minister of an intention to make a statement about the implications for homeland security of recent reports of incidents on the high seas that suggest that al-Qaeda-type organisations have it in mind to use large tankers or merchantmen as airliners were used to attack America? This is a very worrying development, and the House should have an opportunity to discuss it.

[Mr Speaker: I have had no notification, but I am sure that the hon. Gentleman's comments will be noted by the appropriate Minister.]