HC Deb 24 April 1958 vol 586 cc89-90W
68. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of the effect of the proposed 12-mile limit upon the British fishing fleet; to what extent he is prepared to subsidise the rebuilding of the fleet; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Godber

As I said in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) on 24th March, there is no doubt that the effect would be serious; but questions of financial assistance clearly cannot be considered until the effects of any decisions taken at the Geneva Conference on the Law of the Sea are known.

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