HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 c290W
Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she intends to have with her French counterpart over the recent attack on the British boat "Philomena," carried out in international waters by French fishermen; and if she will make a statement. [173401]

Mr. Morley

Following the incident within French fishery limits involving the Philomena over the weekend of 20/21 July, officials have been in contact with the French authorities and the representative association for the vessel. There has since been a meeting of UK and French fishermen's representatives and arrangements have been made for improved communication between the parties involved.