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Trawlers (Building Grants)

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the names of individual firms, companies and/or corporations of distant water trawler owners to whom building grants were approved or made under the Sea Fish Industry Act 1962, what were the amounts of such grants; whether these grants were for freezer or conventional trawlers; and whether the grants were experimental or on a scrap-and-build basis.

I regret that the names of recipients of these grants cannot be disclosed. The total amount approved to date is £1,984,621 of which £1,837,359 was for freezer and £147,262 for conventional distant-water trawlers. In addition experimental grants approved amount to £92,000, all for freezer trawlers.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the number and amounts of grants, including experimental grants, made for the rebuilding of the British distant water fleet in accordance with the schemes made under the Sea Fish Industry Act 1962 for each of the three years ended 31st March, 1963, 1964, and 1965.

The following are the figures for approvals in each of the three years:

NumberAmount
1962–633£122,250
1963–649£696,436
1964–6513£1,242,935

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number of applications for building grants received from British distant water trawler owners under the Sea Fish Industry Act 1962 for the period ending 31st March 1967; and if he will in each case state the name of the applicants, the amount approved and the type of vessel, freezer or conventional, for which grants have been approved.

The number is 42 to date. I regret that the names of applicants cannot be disclosed. The amounts approved were given in my previous answer.