HC Deb 27 March 1899 vol 69 c505

On behalf of the honourable Member for Banffshire I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the statement of the Swedish Official Gazette to the effect that the Swedish-Norwegian Government hopes that the North Sea Fisheries Conference will meet next year; and whether, looking to this postponement of the Conference, the Foreign Office will endeavour, by negotiation with the Powers interested, to come to a provisional arrangement regarding foreign trawlers which will mitigate the existing inconvenience pending the decision of the Conference?


No such statement has been made to us by the Swedish Government. It is believed that the proposed Hydrographic Conference in connection with fisheries will be held in June next.