HC Deb 20 October 1949 vol 468 cc64-5W
88. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement regarding information received from the Icelandic Government terminating the Anglo-Danish Convention of 1901.

Mr. Mayhew

On 3rd October, the Icelandic Foreign Minister addressed a note to His Majesty's Minister at Reykjavik giving notice of the termination of the Anglo-Danish Fisheries Convention of 1901 in accordance with Article 39. Under the provisions of that Article such notice becomes effective two years from the date on which it is given, and the Icelandic Government have indicated their desire during this period to reach an agreement more in conformity with Icelandic interests. His Majesty's Government for their part hope that a satisfactory arrangement can be arrived at in these next two years.

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