HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 cc41-2W
Mr. George Cunningham

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many French fishing vessels in the last 10 years have been charged with illegal fishing in British waters; how many have been arrested and brought into British ports; and how many have been convicted.

Mr. Anthony Stodart:

Information about French vessels detained and charged with fishing inside United Kingdom fishery limits without rights to do so before September, 1964, is not available. The following is the information since that date:

Detained and brought into United Kingdom ports 37
Charged with illegal fishing 36
Convictions 36

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