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Fishing Industry

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest situation in the fishing industry.

The Government acknowledge that the fishing industry faces great difficulties. To alleviate these, we are, as my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food told the House on 13 March, making available £3 million by way of temporary aid. For the longer-term prosperity of the industry, we must look to a satisfactory settlement of the common fisheries policy.