HC Deb 29 October 1906 vol 163 cc684-5
MR. MILDMAY (Devonshire, Totnes)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the attention of the First Lord has been drawn to the serious damage suffered by Plymouth drifters at the hands of French trawlers on Monday night last, resulting in a great loss of gear; and whether he will consider the possibility of giving effective protection to the Plymouth fishermen against a repetition of such attacks.


The attention of the Admiralty has already been called to the incident, and inquiry is being made. The Admiralty are now in communication with the Foreign Office and the Board of Trade with regard to the question of protecting fishermen in these waters.