§ 6. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has received any reports of the conditions affecting our fishing vessels in North Russian waters from the commanding officer of the gunboat recently despatched to those waters; and whether he has any information which he can give to fishermen intending to visit those waters?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Amery)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, the Commanding Officer, His Majesty's Ship "Harebell," arranged with the Hull Steam Trawler Mutual Insurance and Protecting Company on the 2nd April for intercommunication between "Harebell" and British fishing trawlers, and so far as is known the arrangements made have given entire satisfaction to the fishing vessels. It may be added that the fishing season in these waters is practically over, and the sailing of British trawlers has now ceased.