§ 22. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has now received a report of the arrest and fining of the Hull trawler "Commander Evans" by the Icelandic authorities, when the skipper was fined the equivalent of £568 and the catch and gear valued at £275 confiscated; if he is aware that even if the limits of territorial waters were infringed it was undoubtedly accidental, as the trawler was openly fishing for some time in broad daylight within sight of the Icelandic gunboat without receiving any warning: and whether he will take steps to obtain a reduction of this penalty?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for FOREIGN AFFAIRS (Mr. Arthur Henderson)
I am continuing my inquiries into this case, and I hope to be able to communicate the result shortly.