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Fishing Limits

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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26.

asked the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the position of British fishing interests in the light of the latest developments in the EEC negotiations.

28.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the progress to date of the negotiations with the EEC to arrange a 50-mile exclusive fishing limit around the United Kingdom for British fishermen.

The slowness of progress in these negotiations is not satisfactory. It is now recognised within the Community that action is urgently needed and we are awaiting a new Commission initiative on the long-term fisheries regime.