§ MR. SINCLAIR (Falkirk, &c.) (for Mr. COGHILL) (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether his attention has been directed to an article in Blackwood's Magazine for April on the Police of the North Sea; and, whether any steps are being taken to abrogate the Anglo-French Fisheries Convention, 1839, and the Regulations framed thereunder, and to extend the North Sea Convention to the seas between Great Britain and France, in substitution for the Anglo-French Fisheries Convention, 1867, as contemplated by section 24 of "The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883?"
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICIIALE HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
I have seen the article referred to. Negotiations between this country and France have been for some time going on in the direction indicated in the hon. Member's Question.