HC Deb 02 September 1887 vol 320 cc920-1
R. ADDISON Ashton-under-Lyne)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether he could give the House any further information relative to the outrages on British, fishermen at Ostend?

HE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

I am glad to be able to state, in answer to the Question of my hon. and learned Friend, that the Board of Trade have received very satisfactory information from Ostend. The Foreign Office have communicated to the Board of Trade to-day the substance of a despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Brussels received to-day, stating that he believes that British fishermen may now I and their fish at Ostend unmolested; and a further despatch has been received from Consul General Grattan from Ostend to the following effect: — Ramsgate boat arrived this morning; fish landed and sold; all quiet.