HC Deb 19 October 1972 vol 843 cc139-40W
Mr. James Johnson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement upon the effect the extension of Icelandic fishing limits is having in the British deep sea fishing industry, and in particular upon his discussions with the leaders of the industry during the past weeks.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 17th October to my hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice (Mr. Wall) and the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, North (Mr. McNamara). The incidents off Iceland since that date, on which my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has made a full statement this afternoon, will have had no significant effect on supplies or prices. My right hon. Friend has already discussed the situation arising with the chairman of the industry's Joint Action Committee on Iceland, and will be meeting the full committee very shortly.—[Vol. 843, c. 10–11.]