§ Mr. Luce
I beg leave to present a Petition, signed on behalf of 23 fishermen of Selsey and District, in Sussex, which states:That there will be a … depletion of the Inshore Fishing grounds … as a result of joining the European Economic Community on the 1st January 1973",932 and of the proposed abrogation of the Fishery Limits (Territorial Waters Order in Council) Act, 1964. They also believe that there will be inadequate naval protection in the six- to twelve-mile zone and that immediate action is required to ensure the continued supply of high protein food.
They conclude by prayingthat your Honourable House do retain the Fishery Limits Act of 1964 for an unlimited period and that your Honourable House establishes an adequate Naval Patrol system competent to protect all areas under their control and supervision, and urges your Honourable House to call for an immediate inquiry on these matters.And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.