§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will now make a detailed statement on the Convention on Fishing and Conservation resulting from the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, held in Geneva last year, at which Great Britain was represented, indicating how many of the twenty-two ratifications have taken place; which nations have submitted questions; what questions they submitted; and what were the results.
§ Mr. Godber
This Convention was drawn up and opened for signature at the first United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea, held in Geneva in 1958. Seven Governments, including Her Majesty's Government, have deposited Instruments of Ratification with the United Nations. The Conference held in Geneva in 1960 was only to a limited extent concerned with Conservation. The Articles of the Convention do not contain any provision for the submission of questions by nations.