HC Deb 13 March 1980 vol 980 c1549
13. Mr. Strang

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has received from the fishing industry for limited financial support; and if he will make a statement.

21. Mr. Myles

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the present state of the British fishing industry.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

My right hon. Friend proposes to make a statement later this afternoon on the question of aid for the United Kingdom fishing industry.

Several Hon. Members


Mr. Speaker

Order. If hon. Gentlemen will be kind enough to wait, I shall call them when the statement is made. Those who are called now cannot have great expectations later.

Mr. Robert Hughes

Has the Minister seen the Scottish Select Committee report on the question of levies on transshipped fish, and the need for legislation to correct an anomaly? When will that be acted upon?

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The hon. Gentleman should await the statement. The question that he has raised is under consideration.

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