§ 57. Mr. G. R. Howard
asked the Minister of Agriculture what recent alterations there have been in the method of approving loans and grants under the Inshore Fishing Act, 1945; and what were the number and amounts of loans and grants, respectively, so approved during the last six months and the balance which is still available for purposes of the Act.
Mr. T. Williams
There has been no alteration in the method of approving grants and loans under the Inshore Fishing Industry Act, 1945. During the six months ended 31st May last, 51 applications were approved involving grants amounting to £14,719, and loans of £27,139. The balances available under the Act for grants and loans are £236,758 and £472,893 respectively.