§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what response the Government propose to make to the announcement by the Icelandic authorities that they are extending their fishing limits to 200 miles.
§ Mr. Bishop
The Government of Iceland have already made clear their intention to extend fishing limits this year. Fishing by United Kingdom vessels off Iceland is regulated until November by the interim agreement signed in 1973, and it will be the objective of Her Majesty's Government to negotiate a further agreement with Iceland to take effect after that.