HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 cc1378-9W
Mr. Garro Jones

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what measures are in contemplation for ensuring the maintenance of trawl-fishing operations, which are becoming more hazardous from East Coast fishing ports in England and Scotland?

Mr. Churchill

All possible measures to protect the fishing fleets against barbarous attacks from the air are being taken. These include the arming of all these vessels and strong air patrols. No effort will be spared to enable our fishermen to continue their work