§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, in view of the fact that at the meeting of the Fishery Conference at Christiania in 1901, a resolution was carried in favour of areas such as the Moray Firth being closed against trawlers of all nationalities, will he state whether the signatories to the North Sea Convention have been communicated with on the subject; and, if so, with what result.
§ LORD CRANBORNE
The Christiania resolution was not couched in any such absolute terms as would appear from the hon. Member's Question. No negotiations have passed on the subject.