§ Mr. James Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the measures taken to combat poaching by foreign trawlers within the British 12-mile limits; and what steps he is taking to make these measures more efficient.
§ Mr. Duffy
I am entirely satisfied with the measures taken to combat poaching by foreign trawlers. The Fishery Protection Squadron of the Royal Navy is responsible for ensuring that British fishery limits are respected; moreover, if the need should arise, other ships and aircraft could be called up at short notice to assist.