HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 cc1098-9W
Mr. John Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) what is the purpose of his Department's survey of inshore fishing boats;

(2) how inshore fishing boats are selected for survey by his Department;

(3) if the survey of inshore fishing boats is compulsory for boat owners;

(4) how many surveys of fishing boats have been carried out since the scheme was introduced;

(5) how many civil servants are employed in his Department for the purpose of surveying inshore fishing boats, and at what cost;

(6) when and why the survey of inshore fishing boats was introduced;

(7) what is the cost to boat owners of having an inshore fishing boat inspected;

(8) how often inshore fishing boats are required to be inspected by his Department;

(9) what consultations he had with the fishing industry before the inspectorate was set up;

(10) what assistance his Department gives to inshore fishing boat owners whose boats do not meet requirements;

(11) on how many occasions inshore fishing boats which were inspected have not met his Department's requirements; received from inshore fishing boat owners

(12) what is the total amount of money who have had their boats inspected;

(13) what is the average cost of a new inshore fishing boat in 1976; and what it was five years and 10 years ago, respectively.

Mr. Clinton Davis

It will take some time to collate all the information sought in this series of Questions and I shall inform the hon. Member of the answers as soon as practicable.

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