HC Deb 08 March 1912 vol 35 c782W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that on Sundays, when Cornish fishermen do not go to sea, French fishermen, when they think that they can do so without being seen, lift the crab-pots which are laid at Handeeps, near the Eddystone; and whether he is now in a position to take steps for the adequate protection of the Cornish fishermen?


Inquiries were made last year as to the alleged lifting of crab-pots at Handeeps by French fishermen, but it was not found possible to obtain sufficient information to justify any action by the Board of Trade in the matter.