HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c94W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware that a Soviet fishing fleet of between 185 and 180 vessels has arrived recently at Georges Bank in the North Atlantic in or near waters normally fished by Scottish fishing fleets; and, in order to avoid misunderstanding and to preserve international harmony, if he will state the agreements he has made with the Russian Government relating to apportionment between the fleets of the relevant fishing grounds.

Mr. Heath

I am aware that Soviet vessels fish in the general area referred to by the hon. and learned Gentleman, but I understand that very few Scottish vessels fish on the Georges Bank and that none of those which do has reported any encounter with Russian vessels.

The answer to the second part of the Question is "None".