§ Mr. FELL
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if his attention has been called to the destruction of nets and fishing gear of British fishing boats off the Norfolk coast during the last month by French and Dutch boats fishing there; and if he can say why the Government fishery cruiser has not been in attendance there during the active season, when nearly 2,000 fishing boats are engaged in the work?
No complaint of the destruction of nets and fishing gear by foreign fishing boats off the Norfolk coast has been received by the Board of Trade during the last month. My right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Admiralty informs me that the coast of Norfolk was under constant supervision from the 1st to the 26th October by at least one fishery vessel.