HC Deb 16 November 1948 vol 458 cc25-6W
77. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much of the money available under the Inshore Fisheries Acts has been, since the passing of the last of these Acts, allocated and paid in grants and loans, respectively, to inshore fishermen in Scotland in general and in Aberdeen in particular; how many applications during that period for such grants and loans were refused, and from what districts; and how much money now remains available for this purpose.

Mr. Woodburn

Since the White Fish and Herring Industries Act, 1948, became law on 30th July, grants amounting to £44,427 and loans amounting to £75,120 have been offered to Scots fishermen under the Inshore Fishing Industry Act; of these amounts £50 and £84 respectively were offered to a fisherman in Aberdeen in supplement of assistance given earlier. Seven applications, made by fishermen from Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Lerwick, Mull, Campbeltown and Troon were refused. In the same period actual payments (mostly in respect of earlier offers) amounted to £63 167 in grant and £90,311 by way of loan. The amounts still available under the Inshore Fishing Industry Act for Great Britain as a whole are £451,000 for grants, and £843,000 for loans.

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