§ 6. Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next intends to meet the Irish Foreign Minister.
§ Mr. Henderson
When the Foreign Secretary meets the Irish Foreign Minister, will he assure him of his full support for the Irish Government's stand on a 50-mile conservation limit round the Irish coast? Will he take a leaf out of Ireland's very courageous stand on the matter and do the same himself?
§ Mr. Judd
The Irish Government have not declared a 50-mile limit. What they have done is to ban certain large vessels, including their own, for conservation reasons. But I can assure the hon. Gentleman that we are determined to fight vigorously for the interests of the British fishing industry in all negotiations with the Community.
§ Mr. Marten
On behalf of some of the members of my party, may I support the hon. Gentleman in what he said about a 50-mile limit?