HC Deb 06 March 1968 vol 760 cc94-5W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had from the Aberdeen fishing industry regarding the payment of a supplementary subsidy to the Scottish fleet; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Ross

The Scottish Trawlers' Federation asked that special subsidies should be paid to all vessels over 80 feet. It was informed that such subsidies can be paid only to classes of vessels in special difficulty and that in the review period no classes of vessel in Scotland were considered to be in this position. Representatives of the Federation subsequently expressed their dissatisfaction with this decision in a meeting with my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State.