§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a provisional forecast about availability and size of haddock in the Isle of Lewis area this year.
§ Mr. Noble
I am advised that the haddock of the north-west of Scotland consist mostly of fish migrating from the North Sea after they first reach maturity. There was a succession of poor broods in the years immediately preceding 1961 and the better 1961 year class, which should begin to enter the North Sea fishery this year, is not likely to appear in strength off the north-west coast this year. Accordingly the availability and size of haddock in the Isle of Lewis area this year are likely to be much the same as in the last year or two.
Year City of Stoke-on-Trent North Staffordshire (including Stoke-on-Trent) Number of Schemes Estimated Employment Number of Schemes Estimated Employment 1960 … … 27 453 19 516 1961 … … 18 238 10 1,476 1962 … … 9 112 11 415
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and how many have been rejected on first application and on appeal, respectively.