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Fish (Imports)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in the light of the considerable financial loss to both offshore and onshore sectors of the fishing industry, he will take steps to reduce the dumping and imports of particular species of fish into Scotland; and whether this dumping and increased imports at cheap prices is a contravention of the Treaty of Rome.

I appreciate the difficulties facing the fishing industry. I am always willing to have allegations of dumping investigated but I have received no evidence of any contravention of the Treaty of Rome on which action could be taken.