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Fisheries Agreements

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why, since bilateral fisheries agreements are permitted by the EEC between Norway and Denmark, Germany and Greenland, and Belgium and Iceland, the United Kingdom has not been permitted to negotiate similar agreements.

The Government have taken the view up to now that the long-term interest of our fishing industry would best be served by working within the framework of a revised Community policy which met our essential needs, and have, therefore, not so far sought to negotiate bilaterally.