§ MR. MACONOCHIE (Aberdeenshire. E.)
I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate whether, in view of the resolution passed at a meeting of the general committee of the National Sea Fisheries Protection Association, he will say whether the representatives of the Scotch Fisheries Board on the International Scientific Investigation Council are attempting to obtain the extension of the international territorial limit of three miles to that of nine miles.
THE LORD-ADVOCATE (Mr. SCOTT DICKSON, Glasgow, Bridgton)
The British members of the International Council represent the Government, and not the Fishery Board for Scotland. I am not aware of any foundation for the allegation that they are attempting to obtain an extension of the territorial waters to a nine-mile limit. So far as I am aware, they have never made and are not now making any attempt to do so.