HC Deb 20 April 1959 vol 604 cc20-1W
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.

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
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