Territorial Waters (Three-Mile Limit)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Germany – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th December 1954.

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Photo of Mr John Tilney Mr John Tilney , Liverpool Wavertree 12:00 am, 8th December 1954

As the freedom of the seas is of paramount interest to this country, and as it is possible for oil and other minerals to be discovered more than three miles away from any national shore, would my right hon. Friend agree that it might be a reasonable solution to put ocean beds more than three miles from any nation's shore under the jurisdiction of the United Nations?