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Fisheries Agreement

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied that the agreement reached between the European Commission and Spain and Portugal will properly safeguard the interests of the Scottish fishing fleet in all waters where the fleet at present operates; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the terms on which Spain and Portugal are to join the European Community safeguard the interests of the Scottish fishing fleet. I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement given to the House by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 2 April.