HC Deb 19 June 1900 vol 84 c444
SIR CAMERON GULL (Devonshire, Barnstaple)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, having regard to the complaints of fishermen in the Channel and on the South Coast of damage to- their gear caused by foreign trawlers, Her Majesty's Government would consider in conjunction with foreign Governments the advisability of the extension of the principles of the North Sea Convention to those areas.


Representations, have already been made to the Belgian Government in connection with the recent cases of damage to the gear of British fishermen off" the South Coast. It is doubtful, however, whether the provisions of the North Sea Fisheries. Convention would afford a complete; remedy in these particular cases. When the result of the representations which have been made has been ascertained, Her Majesty's Government will further consider the matter.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make representations to the French Government, which is match more largely concerned?

[No answer was given.]