HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 c217
10. Mr. Hoy

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland who will represent his Department at the Conference on the Law of the Sea about to be held at Geneva.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Gilmour Leburn)

The United Kingdom delegation led by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food will include a senior official of the Scottish Home Department.

Mr. Hoy

In view of the conditions at present obtaining in Scottish waters, and the intrusion of foreign fleets, would not the hon. Gentleman think that, on an occasion such as this, we should have had direct Ministerial representation from Scotland at Geneva?

Mr. Leburn

My right hon. Friend will be representing the Government as a whole. He is aware of the Scottish fishery interests.