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Navy: Fisheries

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the budget was for the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997; (139074)

(2) how many personnel there were in the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997; and how many vessels were used by the Squadron in each year, broken down by type of vessel;

(3) what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Fishery Protection Squadron; and if he will make a statement;

(4) how many patrol days were provided by the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997;

(5) how many boardings were conducted by the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997 of (a) UK vessels and (b) non-UK vessels, broken down by country; and if he will make a statement;

(6) how many written warnings were issued by the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997 to (a) UK vessels and (b) non-UK vessels, broken down by country; and if he will make a statement;

(7) how many verbal re-briefs were issued by the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997 to (a) UK vessels and (b) non-UK vessels, broken down by country; and if he will make a statement;

(8) how many fishing vessels were detained by the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997; how many such vessels were (a) UK vessels and (b) non-UK vessels, broken down by country; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested is not held centrally and will take time to collate. When this has been completed I will write the hon. Member and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.