§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which European Economic Community countries are fishing in Falkland waters; and what payments are being made by them.
§ Mr. Eggar
Vessels registered in Spain and Italy fish in Falklands waters: in addition, two British companies are involved in joint fishing ventures with companies from non-EEC states. Fees are payable in respect of harbour facilities and, with effect from 1 April, for trans-shipping and exporting operations carried out in Berkeley sound and territorial waters.