§ 47. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Lord Privy Seal what investigations he has made during the last three months into the effects of British entry into the Common Market on the British fishing industry and the British shipbuilding and ship repairing industries, respectively; what have been the results; and if he will make a comprehensive and detailed statement on the subject.
§ Mr. Heath
As regards shipbuilding and ship repairing, the direct effect of entry would be very slight. On the fishing industry, I have nothing to add to what my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food said in reply to a Question by the hon. and learned Gentleman on 13th July.