HC Deb 14 June 1961 vol 642 cc49-50W
68. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Lord Privy Seal if, in view of the friendly relations which exist between Her Majesty's Government and the Danish Government, he will make representations to that Government, in reviewing with them the incident involving the Scottish fishing vessel "Red Crusader" that the doctrine of hot pursuit did not apply in this incident, since the name and registration port of the vessel were known at all material times to the pursuers, and that the remedy was therefore to be sought in civil proceedings.

Mr. Heath

As I informed the House on 12th June, Her Majesty's Government are agreeable in principle to the Danish Government's proposal that an impartial commission be appointed to consider all the facts of this incident. It would therefore be wrong for me to comment at this stage on the points raised in the hon. and learned Gentleman's Question.