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French Fishing Vessels (Arrests)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many French fishing vessels were arrested for poaching off the Sussex coast in the year ended 31st March last; and what was the amount of the fines inflicted on the skippers of those vessels.

The answer to the first part of the Question is "four." The fines inflicted ranged from£5 to£25, with confiscation of gear and the catch of fish, if any.