HC Deb 05 May 1971 vol 816 cc363-4W
41. Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects full negotiations with the European Economic Community at Ministerial level to begin agan regarding the European Economic Community fishery policies and their effect on the North-East coast of Scotland.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The day-to-day conduct of our negotiations for entry into the E.E.C. is a matter for which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is responsible; I can assure my hon. Friend that in formulating our attitude to the Common Fisheries Policy the interests of the fishermen on the N.E. coast of Scotland will be taken fully into account.