HC Deb 28 January 1960 vol 616 cc61-2W
80. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and

Mr. Hare

Following is the information.

Food if he will now make a detailed statement on the operation of the Outer Seven Agreement in relation to the British fishing industry, from the date of its coming into operation until the latest convenient date, indicating separately the effects on the Scottish fishing industry.

Mr. Hare

The first reduction in tariffs under the European Free Trade Association Convention does not take place until 1st July next. The Convention has therefore had no effects on the fishing industry as yet.