HC Deb 04 March 1987 vol 111 c595W
Mr. John David Taylor

asked the Prime Minister whether she has received representations about an incident in the Irish sea on Thursday 19 February; what information she has on damage caused to a British fishing boat; whether the incident took place in United Kingdom waters; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

I have received no such representations. The incident occurred in the Irish sea outside United Kingdom waters. I understand that no damage was sustained to the fishing vessel's hull or machinery but her fishing gear was lost. On the incident itself, I refer the hon. Member to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces gave to him on 24 February at column222.