HC Deb 27 July 1905 vol 150 c586
MR. NOEL BUXTON (Yorkshire, N. R., Whitby)

To ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to raise the question of the three-mile limit, with regard to sea fisheries, at the next international conference which may be called for the discussion of such matters.

(Answered by Earl Percy.) There is no intention on the part of His Majesty's Government to propose any general extension of the three - mile limit, nor does the information at present in our possession suggest that such an extension would be consistent with British fishery interests. Some further light on the subject will doubtless be afforded, however, by the the inquiries now being made by the International Council for the Investigation of the North Sea.