§ Mr. Edward Evans
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much has been paid in subsidies to inshore, near and middle water fishing vessels since the inauguration of the subsidies scheme; and how this money has been allocated as between the main fishing ports.
§ Mr. John Hare
White fish subsidy has been paid since 31st July, 1950, and herring subsidy since 13th May, 1957. To 31st December, 1958, the latest date for which complete figures are available, a total of £19,039,379 had been expended. Of this amount white fish subsidy accounted for £18,375,907 and herring subsidy for £663,472.21W
The figures for the main fishing ports are as follows:
— White Fish Subsidy Herring Subsidy £ £ Grimsby 2,822,090 186 Fleetwood 1,346,908 — Lowestoft and Yarmouth 1,162,931 106,724 Milford Haven 1,142,708 9,323 North Shields 761,205 35,359 Other Ports In England and Wales 1,931,032 40,717 Total: England and Wales 9,166,874 192,309 Aberdeen 4,610,518 40,982 Newhaven and Granton 719,669 5,944 Other Ports in Scotland 3,700,622 394,559 Total: Scotland 9,030,809 441,485 Total: Northern Ireland 178,224 29,678
NOTE: The figures given represent payments in respect of all vessels landing at the above ports irrespective of where they are registered or based