HC Deb 10 April 1963 vol 675 c166W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give figures showing the results of fishing, giving herrings separately, by North-East Scotland fishing fleets during the last six months; and how these figures compare with the corresponding figures for last year.

Mr. Noble

The information sought by the hon. and learned Member is not available in the precise form in which he asks for it. The following are statistics of the fish landed by British vessels during the six months' period October to March, 1961–62 and 1962–63, at the fishing ports of North-East Scotland. The landings during the last six months were much better than in the previous winter and I hope this improvement will be maintained.