§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the periods of time involved in the chartering of vessels used in fishery protection work off Iceland.
§ Mr. Bishop
The three civilian defence vessels currently engaged in fishery protection work off Iceland have been on charter since 17th November 1975, 29th November 1975 and 30th December 1975 229W respectively. The charters of the first two are renewable monthly whilst that of the third runs at present to 26th April 1976. Three other vessels were on charter from 11th November to 30th December 1975.