§ 40. Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give a progress report upon the activities of the tug "Statesman" now within Icelandic waters; and, on the basis of this, whether he is making any decision to send other tugs to support it.
§ 49. Mr. McNamara
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what further plans he has for chartering tugs and similar vessels for operations within the 12 to 50-mile limit off Iceland.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
The "Statesman I" has not yet had experience in helping trawlers to defend themselves against gunboats; but trials on the grounds have been sufficiently encouraging to warrant sending another vessel and I continue to keep the situation under review.