HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 cc248-9W
85. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the estimated cost of implementing the Holland-Martin safety requirements in the fishing fleet; and what proportion of this cost is borne by the owners and the Government, respectively.

Mr. Anthony Grant

It has been estimated that the capital outlay would amount to some £1.5 million and the additional annual running costs to some £2.6 million. My right hon. Friends the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State for Scotland are discussing with the industry how these costs should be borne, and no final decision has yet been reached.