HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 c1405
16. Mr. Quinn

What consultations he has had recently with leaders of the fishing industry with regard to coastal management schemes. [33769]

Mr. Morley

I plan to meet leaders of the fishing industry shortly to discuss their recent paper on zonal and coastal state management.

Mr. Quinn

I thank my hon. Friend for that answer and suggest that it would be useful if he could visit fishing communities in Scarborough and Whitby and along the rest of the North Yorkshire coast to receive from them in person the thanks that they have expressed to me for the good start that the Government have made with fishing policy.

Mr. Morley

I am grateful for my hon. Friend's comments. I am always more than willing to meet people from the fishing industry in fishing ports to talk about issues of concern. It is true that we have brought stability to an industry that has lacked it for many years, by getting to grips with the issue of multi-annual guidance programmes III and IV after years of delay.