HC Deb 12 July 1971 vol 821 c10W
67. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he is proposing for air and sea patrols to check vessels from poaching in the fishing grounds of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Mr. Kershaw

This matter is being carefully watched by the recently appointed administrator of the Turks and Caicos Islands and his fisheries officer. If, as a result, the Government of the territory make a request for British assistance in dealing with this problem, we will be ready to consider it sympathetically.