HC Deb 08 November 1971 vol 825 c81W
Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many fishing boats are now under construction in Scottish yards with the assistance of grants and loans from the White Fish Authority ; how this compares with the last three years ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The following list shows the number of fishing boats grant-assisted by the White Fish Authority and under construction in Scottish yards at 31st October in each of the last three years. Boats assisted by the Herring Industry Board are also shown. Some 80 per cent. to 90 per cent. of the vessels have received loans. Figures for 1968 are not readily available.

At 31st October White Fish Authority Herring Industry Board Total
1969 32 11 43
1970 34 7 41
1971 33 8 41