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Iceland (British Fishermen)

Volume 155: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1922

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has further examined the complaints made by British fishermen against the treatment at the hands of the Icelandic Government and its servants, and against the British Consul in Iceland; and whether he has decided on any steps to remove the causes of these complaints?

The complaints received regarding the treatment of British fishermen by the Icelandic authorities have been carefully examined, and His Majesty's Consul at Reykjavik has been instructed to make representations to the Icelandic Government in regard to the attempts of the authorities to obtain evidence before trial and the requirement that gear should be unshackled and fish stored before entry into territorial waters.