HC Deb 09 July 1959 vol 608 c1532
2. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state his plans for the future financial structure of the fishing industry indicating, in particular, the present and future limits for subsidies.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. John Hare)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and I will await the Report of the Fleck Committee before coming to any decisions on these matters.

Mr. Hughes

Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that this is an urgent matter and that the trade needs attention? Will he treat it as a matter of urgency?

Mr. Hare

As I have already told the hon. and learned Gentleman, I am well aware of the importance of these matters, and I know that we have an extremely efficient Committee reporting on this matter.