§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial assistance will be available to owners of fishing vessels to meet the costs of surveys and consequential modifications as a result of the new fishing regulations.
§ Mr. William Ross:
Modifications required to comply with the Fishing Vessel (Safety Provisions) Rules 1975 which constitute improvements to vessels will attract assistance under the statutory grants scheme. The cost of the surveys will, however, require to be borne by the industry.