HC Deb 28 April 1958 vol 587 cc4-5W
41. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the Government's plans to compensate the British fishing industry for the losses inflicted on it by the extension of the territorial fishing limits of other nations which thereby curtail the waters in which British vessels have hitherto fished and may not in future fish.

Mr. Godber

Presumably the hon. and learned Member has in mind possible extensions of territorial fishing limits following the Geneva Conference on the Law of the Sea. Any question of financial assistance cannot be considered until the effects of the results of the Geneva Conference are known.