HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 c1542W

asked the President to the Board of Agriculture whether he can state who is the present president of the International Council of the Fishing and Hydrographical Exploration of the I North and Neighbouring Seas; whether any meeting of the international council has been held since July, 1910; whether he can state what is the present position of I the investigations in which the international council have been engaged during the past nine years; and what are the results, if any, of such investigations?


The president of the Council is Mr. W. E. Archer, C.B., the Assistant Secretary in charge of the Fisheries Division of the Board. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative. The Reports, which have from time to time been presented to Parliament, a list of which I shall be glad to supply to the hon. Member, and the various publications of the Council, which can be consulted at the Offices of the Board, will furnish full information as to the present position, and the results of the investigation could not conveniently be given within the ordinary limits of an answer to a question.