HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c390W
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.

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