HC Deb 24 January 1969 vol 776 cc188-9W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the impounding in a Gulf port of 15 British trawlers by the Persian Government.

Mr. Foley

We have investigated this report with the co-operation of the Iranian Government. It is inaccurate. However, two trawlers, believed to belong to a British company, have been detained. We are in touch with the Iranian authorities and a Vice-Consul is visiting Bandar Abbas to make further inquiries.