Submarines: Irish Sea

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13 July 2015.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Social Democratic and Labour Party, South Down 2:30, 13 July 2015

The Minister is well aware that I have been in correspondence with her regarding an incident on 15 April, when a Northern Ireland-registered fishing vessel had its gear snagged. The Ministry of Defence confirmed that it was not a vessel belonging to the Royal Navy. Would it be possible for the Minister and the MOD to pursue the matter of jurisdiction and who undertook such activity, in order to obtain compensation for the loss of fishing days?