§ Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many new vessels were added to the Humberside deep sea fishing fleet in the last five years, respectively; and what was the respective amount of building grant subsidy in each of those years.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
The number of new vessels over 80 feet in length added to those normally operating from Humber ports were, in the years stated: 1968, 7; 1969, 3; 1970, 1; 1971, 1; 1972. 3; 1973 (to June), 5.
Grants for new vessels are the responsibility of the White Fish Authority which is, however, precluded from giving information in a form likely to disclose what individual applicants have received.