While thanking the hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him if he would not agree that the exploitation of these grounds would help in easing the overfishing in some of the more traditional grounds around our coasts?
Is my hon. Friend aware that fishing off the Patagonia coast will cause longer and longer voyages for the home-based fishing fleet, and is he further aware that the consequent absence of the husbands causes their wives much concern? Will he agree to have a sociological survey into this?
I do not underestimate the seriousness of the question raised by my hon. Friend. When we are investigating these things, as we are, quite obviously we have got to consider all the repercussions they will have on the people employed in the industry.