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Fishing Industry

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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37.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has to help the fishing industry survive in its present critical situation.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave my hon. Friend the Member for South Angus (Mr. Fraser) earlier today.

45.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assistance he is giving to the fishing industry to enable it to restructure.

Financial aid is available under United Kingdom grant and loan schemes for the building and modernisation of fishing vessels. The provision for 1980–81 is some £13·7 million. Consideration will be given to further restructuring aids in the context of the negotiations on the common fisheries policy.