§ MR. MORTON (Peterborough)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will have a map of Newfoundland on a large scale placed in the Library, showing the 700 miles of coast line with the depth inland over which the French claim jurisdiction?
MR. STAVELEY HILL (Staffordshire, Kingswinford)
If the request of the hon. Member is acceded to, will care be taken that the true geographical position of the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon should be marked on the map?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Baron H. de WORMS,) Liverpool, East Toxteth
The hon. Member will find at page 28 of the P.P. C.6044 a map showing very clearly the coast line on which the French have fishery rights: this map will, I hope, answer his purpose. The French do not possess jurisdiction on land, but they have Treaty rights in respect to the shore, the extent and exact nature of which are much disputed.
§ BARON H. DE WORMS
I have already stated that the French do not possess 359 jurisdiction on land. The map will give every information the hon. Member desires.