HC Deb 11 May 1899 vol 71 c334
MR. TENNANT (Berwickshire)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury if he is prepared to give any information as to the proposed International Conference of the North Sea Powers; whether he can include in his statement information as to the date and place of meeting, the nature and scope of the inquiry, the representation of the various nations interested; and, whether the British representative has yet been selected; and, if so, what instructions have been given to him.


The Conference is to meet at Stockholm on June 15. The programme proposed as the basis of proceedings is too long to summarise within the limits of a reply to a question, but it deals principally with the subject of scientific inquiry to be undertaken with a view to formulate suggestions to improve the international legislation in connection with the sea fisheries. The British representatives are Sir John Murray, Mr. Archer, Chief Inspector of Fisheries, and Professor D'Arcy Thompson.

MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

Will there be any other method of making the instructions more public than this answer?


Perhaps the honourable Member had better put a question down.