§ 4. Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the future of the Milford fishing industry and its economic significance for Pembrokeshire.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Barry Jones)
Along with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, my right hon. and learned Friend has received letters from the hon. Member and from the local Trawler Owners Association.
§ Mr. Edwards
Is the Minister aware that the industry is facing a desperate crisis as a result of fuel price increases and that the vessels may well be laid up by the end of the month, putting 643 people out of work? What action do the Government propose?