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Sea Fisheries Committees

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the chairman and secretary of each of the sea fisheries committees in England and Wales, together with the address to which communications to each committee should be sent.

The information is as follows:been made the planning application for development has been either refused by the local authority or by the Government on a "call-in" basis.

I regret that this precise information is not available. A running sample survey since 1972 shows that an objection was made in one-fifth of the cases referred involving the development of agricultural land for other purposes. Disproportionate effort would be required to establish the outcome of these cases.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what criteria he applies when appointing members of sea fisheries committees; and how often such appointments are reviewed.

Under the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966, my right hon. Friend is required to appoint

"persons acquainted with the needs and opinions of the fishing interests of the district".
Appointments are made for periods not exceeding four years.