HC Deb 17 May 1916 vol 82 c1497

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he is aware of the ruin which is being caused to the little which remains of the fishing trade at Grimsby by the further restrictions as to fishing in the North Sea, lately issued by the Admiralty; is he aware that a number of the vessels lately engaged in fishing on this ground are unable to carry coals to take them further afield; and will he, if possible, withdraw these restrictions to enable these vessels to continue fishing and thus provide a supply of food for the nation?


I can assure my hon. Friend that restrictions as to fishing in the North Sea are only imposed when absolutely necessary.