HC Deb 28 July 1967 vol 751 c296W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the fact that only £750,000 of the 10 Year Supplementary Subsidy (Fisheries) Fund of £2,500,000 granted in 1961 has been paid out to date, and in view of the difficulties now facing the British trawling industry, if he will now take steps to double the maximum of £350,000 that can be paid in any one year, and make the larger sum available to the industry forthwith.

Mr. Hoy

I have agreed to bring forward the next special subsidy review, but I cannot anticipate what payments from the special fund may be justified. Legislation would be required to increase the amount that can be made available in any one year beyond £350,000.