Mr. W. R. A. HudsonMr. Selwyn Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what further reasons the Icelandic Government have now given for extending their territorial waters beyond the three-mile limit. In the opinion of the Icelandic Government the new regulations for the conservation of Iceland's fisheries are in conformity with international law, and essential for the economic welfare of the nation. The last statement of the Icelandic Government's position was conveyed to Her Majesty's Government in a Note dated the 12th May, of which a copy was placed in the Library on 19th May.