HC Deb 15 June 1936 vol 313 c618
8. Mr. DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what representations have been made to him by the owners or any persons interested in the trawler "Girl Pat" in asking for the Government's assistance in the detention or arrest of this vessel; and what action His Majesty's Government have taken and with what results?


As regards the first part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on 9th June. Instructions of the nature indicated in that answer have been sent to His Majesty's Ambassadors at Paris, Lisbon and Madrid and to His Majesty's Consular officers at Dakar, Leopoldville, Monrovia, Loanda and Teneriffe. It has not, however, yet proved possible to secure the detention of this vessel.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Admiralty have been asked to assist in the location of the vessel?