HC Deb 30 June 1904 vol 137 c143
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, seeing that the Government of Sweden were unable in 1899 to induce the French Government to participate in the North Sea Fisheries Investigation, will the British Government consider the expediency of inviting the French Government to take part in the scheme, especially in view of the fact that France equally with other countries will benefit through any information in regard to fish habits that may be gained.

(Answered by Earl Percy): We have no reason to suppose the French Government would accept the invitation to participate in the North Sea Investigation at our instance, seeing that they declined when invited by the Stockholm Conference.