HC Deb 01 February 1974 vol 868 c171W
Mr. Beith

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what meetings he has recently had with representatives of the fishing industry; what matters were discussed at such meetings; and what representatives of the inshore fishing industry were invited to be present at such meetings.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I invited members of the distant water fishing industry and the fish processing industry to discuss with me informally and privately on 28th–29th January the problems and prospects of developing fisheries on stocks which are at present not exploited. As these problems do not affect the inshore industry, no representatives from that sector were invited.