HC Deb 27 March 1968 vol 761 c303W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the progress of the Fishery Training Scheme, with particular reference to the increase in the fishing fleet in the Western Isles and to the Highlands and Islands Development Board's plans for the remainder of this year for further launchings of vessels for that area.

Mr. Ross

Of the fifteen boats so far allocated, twelve will be based on Stornoway. Six of the twelve are already fishing; two more will be launched in April and that will conclude the 1967–68 allocation of eight boats. The remaining four Western Isles boats have been approved by the Board, and the appropriate statutory fishery authority and orders are placed; one should be launched in July and the other three later this year.