45. Mr. W. H. K. Baker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he hopes to be able to make a statement on the withdrawal of the Fishing Vessels (Acquisition and Improvement) (Grants) (Amendment) Scheme, 1970.
46. Mr. W. H. K. Baker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many applications for grant and loan facilities have been received from inshore fishermen since 27th October, 1970 by the White Fish Authority.
§ 47 and 48. Mr. Sproat
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) how many applications for assistance under the Fishing Vessels (Acquisition and Improvement) (Grants) Schemes have been approved by the White Fish Authority since 27th October, 1970;
(2) how many fishing vessels were approved for grant and loan assistance by the White Fish Authority for each of the first nine months of 1970.
§ Mr. Prior
I am informed by the Authority that from 27th October up to mid-March they received some 325 applications from inshore fishermen, and 75W approved 275 applications, which would be of earlier date, from all sectors. Following are the detailed figures of approvals in earlier months:
GRANT AND LOAN ASSISTANCE FOR FISHING VESSELS APPROVED BY THE WHITE FLSH AUTHORITY IN FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 1970 Grants Loans (Inshore vessels only) New Vessels Improvements New Vessels Improvements January 9 169 3 3 February 6 142 4 3 March 5 97 2 2 April 11 109 7 — May 7 136 4 4 June 13 135 8 2 July 9 129 3 — August 4 92 3 1 September 7 138 4 3