§ MR. R. L. HARMSWORTH (Caithnessshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that on the 7 th March last the skipper of the "Endeavour" (W.K. 621) reported to the fishery officer at Wick that, whilst five miles S.E. by S. off Wick Bay, their nets came foul of the dan of the Norwegian trawler "Campania," causing the loss of six nets of the "Endeavour"; whether, in anchoring her dan on ground where fishing was going on, the "Campania" violated Article 17 of the North Sea Fisheries Convention of 1882; and whether he proposes to make representations to the Norwegian Government with the view of securing redress for the fishermen for the loss of their nets.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. RUNCIMAN, Dews-bury; for Sir EDWARD GREY)
No, Sir; we have no information on the subject. Norway is not a party to the North Sea Fisheries Convention; but if the hon. Member will supply. full particulars of the complaint, my right hon. friend will be happy to consider the matter.