HC Deb 03 November 1972 vol 845 c18W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his instruction to units of the Royal Navy to keep outside the 50 mile limit means that he recognises the Icelandic Government's claim to such a limit.

Mr. Kershaw

No. We have made it clear from the start that we do not accept Iceland's purported extension of jurisdiction over the high seas.

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