HC Deb 25 February 1975 vol 887 c109W
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.