§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of operating the fishery protection vessels under his control in the years 1964 and 1965; and what it will be in the current year.
§ Mr. Ross
The cost of maintaining and operating the eight vessels of the Scottish fishery protection fleet during the financial year 1964–1965 was £311,310. Expenditure in the current financial year, 1965–1966, is expected to be £330,600 and the estimated expenditure during the financial year 1966–1967 is £348,972.