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Fishery Protection Service

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to increase the fishery protection service in Scottish waters in advance or upon the accession of Spain and Portugal to the European Community.

My right hon. Friend is of the opinion that the resources available to the fishery protection service in Scottish waters are sufficient for it to be able to fulfil its tasks following the accession of Spain and Portugal to the European Community. We shall, however, keep the matter under review.