HC Deb 23 June 1971 vol 819 c295W
53. Mr. Lipton

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to prevent foreign fishing vessels from European Economic Community countries rendering British fishing limits abortive by registering in British ports.

Mr. Prior

There is no problem at present, but if the hon. Member has in mind future arrangements in an enlarged Community, we have made clear in negotiation the need for provisions which would ensure that only vessels genuinely belonging to our ports could fish the waters within six miles from our present base lines.