§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the advances made in the development of the British stern-fishing factory trawler; and what steps he is taking to assist the fishing industry towards increasing the number of such trawlers.
§ Mr. Maclay
The first specially built ship of the kind has been in use since 1954. Two similar ships of improved design have since been ordered and full particulars of one of these have been given in the technical Press. Like other distant-water trawlers these ships are not eligible for Government assistance.