HC Deb 24 March 1899 vol 69 cc330-1

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the resolutions passed at the annual meeting of the National Sea Fisheries' Protection Association, held at Fishmongers' Hall on the 21st instant; and in view of the strong condemnation of the presence of foreign trawlers in the Moray Firth, will he arrange for this question to be brought prominently under the notice of the approaching Hydrographical Conference?


Reports of this meeting have appeared in the Press, but the attention of the Secretary of State has not otherwise been called to the resolutions passed at it. Full regard will be had by the British members of the Conference to the Moray Firth, but the precise points to be discussed at the forthcoming Hydrographical Conference must be settled in conjunction with the other Powers' interests.