§ 20. Sir D. Savory
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what protest has been made to the Norwegian Government against the sentence under which the Grimsby trawler "Royal Marine" was ordered to pay a fine and damages amounting to 163,500 kroner for allegedly fishing in Norwegian waters.
§ Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
I understand that the owners of the trawler "Royal Marine" intend to appeal to a higher court against this sentence, in accordance with the Norwegian law. The matter is, 19 therefore, still sub judice; and the question of intervention by Her Majesty's Government does not at present arise.
§ Sir D. Savory
In view of this extensive claim, would it not be relevant to ask Her Majesty's Government if they would draw a line from, say, Yarmouth to Peterhead and say that the waters within that line are our territorial waters and that we will not allow any foreign fishermen to take our fish?