§ 52. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the recent decision of the Supreme Court in the United States, he will state what steps the Government proposes to take to uphold the hitherto universally held doctrine that the jurisdiction of the laws of a nation accompanies her ships into foreign ports, and that the ships are considered as parts of the territory of the nation herself?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
I must refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave yesterday to the hon. Member for the Taunton Division.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY
Has it not been held hitherto in international law that the jurisdiction of the laws of a nation accompanies that nation's ships in a foreign port?