HC Deb 12 August 1966 vol 733 cc421-2W
Mr. Clegg

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in view of the increased areas to be patrolled under the extended fishing limits, he will second more vessels, especially fast motor patrol boats, to the Fishery Protection Squadron.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Fast Patrol Boats are used to reinforce the Fishery Protection Squadron from time to time, for example during the herring season. It would not be possible, nor is it necessary, to allocate these ships permanently to fishery protection duties.

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