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Seven-Day Fishing Licences

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the widespread concern at the situation on the West Coast of Scotland during the mackerel fishing season as a result of the granting of seven-day fishing licences, the opposition of many persons, including the churches, to such licences and the threats to the fish population of seven day fishing, he will undertake to discuss all licens- ing periods in future with the fishermen's organisations and to act on their recommendations.

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on 24 October.—[Vol. 972, c. 183.]