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Young Fishermen (Grants)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total value of grants which he intends to make to young fishermen studying at the Buchan technical college for a skipper's certificate; and if he will indicate when these grants will be brought into operation.

Fishermen attending these and other approved training courses are eligible for a maintenance grant from the White Fish Authority, the rate of which depends on the individual's age and personal circumstances. The future level of these grants is a matter for the Authority to consider. For the longer term the whole question of the fishing industry's training requirements may be reviewed by the Manpower Services Commission when the report of a survey by the Sea Fisheries Training Council has been received.