§ Mr. Ronald King Murray
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government's undertaking that they regard the inshore fisheries of the United Kingdom as a vital national interest is a continuing undertaking which it is their present intention to honour in 10 years' time.
§ Mr. Rippon
In reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Aberdeenshire, East (Mr. Wolrige-Gordon) on 13th December I assured the House that the United Kingdom would be able adequately to safeguard our vital fishing interests in the future and, in my statement earlier, I expressed confidence that the Government of the day would do so.—[Vol. 828, c. 52–7.]