§ Mrs. Winifred Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the recent fall in the price of cod in the Moray Firth area.
§ Mr. William Ross
Cod prices in January were above the 1974 average. The decline in prices since the beginning of February is the result of heavier landings and a slackening of demand. Price fluctuations of this kind are characteristic of fish marketing. Significant trends can be determined only over a considerably longer period.