HL Deb 26 January 1988 vol 492 c624WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have yet decided to recognise Canadian sovereignty throughout the waters of the Canadian archipelago and if not, whether they consider this to be a matter of international law or of policy.

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Glenarthur)

As the noble Lord is aware. we recognise Canada's full sovereignty over the islands in the Canadian archipelago. We maintain contact with the Canadian Government on the matter of surrounding waters, and I have nothing to add to previous answers the noble Lord has received.