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Fish Landings (Peterhead)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the total landings of fish at Peterhead harbour for the last six months of 1979, indicating the species landed and value per stone obtained for each species.

The total landings and value per stone for each of the main species landed in Peterhead district in June to November 1979–the last six months for which figures are available-are given below.sanction for the expenditure of £1·6 million on local authority office extension in the Borders.

Local authorities in Scotland no longer require loan sanction for individual projects, but they require my consent before incurring capital expenses. It is for each council to determine its priorities within each programme. The provisional capital allocation for 1980–81 and the guideline figures for later years for Borders region include provision for this extension. Before I reach a decision on the final capital consents for 1980–81 I intend to ask the regional council to inform me when it submits its financial plans whether it still wishes to proceed with this project.