Is it not a fact that there is now less congestion inside the new limit than there was in the old, but that foreign vessels are being much less careful in observing the six-mile limit?
No. That is not the information that we have. Since we extended the limits to protect our own fisheries, we have had infringements, but these have been pretty quickly detected.
Whenever a country extends its limits, there are obviously less fishing grounds available for others. I do not differ from my hon. and learned Friend in this. It makes it all the more important that we should give the best possible protection to our fleet.