§ Mr. Ian Lloyd
I wish to present a Petition on behalf of 67 Petitioners, the fishermen of Chichester Harbour and district and others.
The Petitioners, though I believe their fears to be exaggerated, believe that, as a result of British accession to the European Community, there will be a speedy and ultimate depletion of the inshore fishing grounds of Great Britain, causing hardship and ruin to her inshore fishermen. They also believe that there will be a most inadequate naval patrol system for a protection of the six- to twelve-mile zone. The Petition concludes:Where for your Petitioners pray that 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.
§ To lie upon the Table.