§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in view of the recent approval by the White Fish Authority of the system of boxing fish at sea, what steps he is taking to increase the grants available to the Scottish Trawlers Federation to extend this system.
§ Mr. Ross
Grants have been available from the White Fish Authority for some years for equipping new or existing fishing vessels for boxing fish at sea. I have no reason to believe that the grant funds available to the Authority in the current year for this and other purposes are likely to prove inadequate.