HC Deb 11 June 1975 vol 893 cc187-8W
49. Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his most recent meetings with representatives of the Scottish fishing industry.

Mr. William Ross

My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State with responsibility for agriculture and fisheries met

1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75
Number of paid appointments created 14 16 12 31 6
Total (cumulative) cost in each year* £6,247 £20,932 £29,306 £97,474 £122,099
* In certain cases the salary included is the appropriate proportion of the total annual salary.

representatives of the Scottish fishing industry on 12th and 20th May to discuss the law of the sea, the modification of the common fisheries policy of the EEC, the need for adequate international conservation agreements and other topics. In addition, my officials are in frequent contact with the industry's representatives.

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