§ 51. Mr. G. R. Howard
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has now received adequate information from all sections of the fishing industry upon which to base the new White Fish Subsidy Scheme, due to operate from 1st August.
Full consultation is taking place with representative organisations of the fishermen and in general a good deal of information is available upon which to base the new Scheme. I am disappointed, however, that in England and Wales only a small number of the inshore fishermen in receipt of subsidy have been able to furnish useful information about earnings and costs.