HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc163-4W
112. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty if he has considered a request from the Aberdeen Fishing Vessel Owners' Association, Limited, for naval protection for Aberdeen fishing vessels in the fishing grounds off the Faroe Islands; and if he will specify in detail what steps he has taken, with what result, and what further steps he proposes to take in this matter.

Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing

My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has made representations to the Danish Government about certain aspects of the recent incidents involving Aberdeen fishing vessels off the Faroe Islands, and we are now awaiting their reactions. Our Fishery Protection vessels in the normal course visit the Faroes fishing grounds from time to time and two ships will shortly be passing through the area.