Orders of the Day — Fishery Limits Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th July 1964.

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Photo of Mr Patrick Wall Mr Patrick Wall , Haltemprice 12:00 am, 6th July 1964

We all deprecate the unilateral extension of fishery limits, but we should emphasise the contrast between the way in which the Government have handled the problem and the way in which certain foreign Governments have handled it. The Minister will recall that the Icelandic Government unilaterally extended their limits. Her Majesty's Government, on the other hand, called a conference of 16 nations and obtained a very great measure of agreement, which resulted in the Bill. I think that the Government are entitled to great credit for a Bill which will afford greatly increased facilities to many hundreds of inshore fishermen around our coasts.