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Fishing Fleet

Volume 974: debated on Thursday 29 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to restructure the fishing fleet.

My right hon. Friend's prime objective is to secure a settlement of the negotiations on the EEC common fisheries policy which will provide a satisfactory basis for the fishing industry itself to take investment decisions affecting its future structure and for the Government to consider the case for assistance from public funds.