HC Deb 21 January 1974 vol 867 c230W
Mr. David Clark

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now announce a ban on beam trawling within the 12-mile limit.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The results of consultations with the fishing industry about possible beam trawling restrictions are now being assessed. I have regarded it as essential that all those interested within the industry should have the chance of putting their point of view, but I intend to announce a decision shortly.

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