To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now reply to the hon. Member for South Hams' letter of 9 February asking him to deal, as a matter of urgency, with the matter of J. R. Perkes and Son, Brixham fishermen, and requesting a meeting.
[holding answer 18 March 1988]: I have been giving very careful consideration to the matter of J. R. Perkes and Son about which my hon. Friend the Member for South Hams wrote to me on 9 February, and I hope to be able to reply to my hon. Friend very shortly.