§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. James Hoy)
The Grimsby Fish Merchants Association has asked for a meeting with me to discuss the restrictions imposed by certain sections of the industry on the landing of Faroese fish. The meeting will be held tomorrow.
§ Mr. Wall
May I congratulate the hon. Gentleman upon his appointment, particularly on his special responsibility for the fishing industry? When the meeting takes place will he bear in mind that the problem of Faroese landings is due solely to the unilateral action of the Faroese Government and that the problem can be solved only by negotiation? Will he do his best to persuade the Faroese Government to negotiate?
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
Does the Minister realise that foreign landings have inflicted great loss upon the fishing industry of north-east Scotland, particularly Aberdeen? Therefore the regulation of quotas is urgently necessary. Will he give his attention to that with a view to tackling the problem of the fishing industry in north-east Scotland?
§ Lady Tweedsmuir
What is the exact position about these landings at the moment in the Port of Aberdeen?