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Fishing Industry

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when she discussed with the Chancellor of the Exchequer new funding for fishing communities following the EU decision in December 2002 on quota cuts. [103957]

I have regular discussions with my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a wide range of issues.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Scotland Office was first informed of the £55 million EU funding for Scotland's fishing industry; and by whom it was informed. [103959]

Other Government Departments and the Scottish Executive keep the Scotland Office regularly informed of all important matters relating to the fishing industry.