HC Deb 19 March 1973 vol 853 c15W
42. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the future of the Ranger trawler fleet at North Shields.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I understand that negotiations for the sale of these vessels to British United Trawlers are at present going on. It is for the owners to decide how the fleet will be operated in future.