§ MR. HEDDERWICK (Wick Burgh)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Government have received an invitation from the Government of Sweden to co-operate with the North Sea Powers in a systematic and scientific investigation of the North Atlantic and North Sea with a view to the ultimate adoption of international regulations in the interests of the fisheries in those seas; and what answer, if any, has been returned by Her Majesty's Government?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
Her Majesty's Government have been invited by the Swedish Government to co-operate with them and with the 686 Governments of Germany, Denmark, and Holland in a scheme of scientific investigation of the North Sea and the Baltic, with special reference to fish life and fishing interests. Her Majesty's Government have accepted the invitation and are using their best efforts to secure a meeting of the proposed Conference in the early spring.