§ Mr. John Moore
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) why licences for British fishermen may be refused for reasons of conservation whereas licences are granted to foreign trawlers;
(2) how many factory ships from Europe and the USSR have been serving fishing fleets in the North Sea this year;
(3) how many boom trawlers from Europe and the USSR have been fishing in the North Sea this year;
(4) what steps are being taken to negotiate a mutually agreed conservation policy with other European countries;
(5) what is the Government's policy on conservation of fish stocks in the North Sea.
(6) what consultations he has had with inshore and deep sea fishermen concerning the establishment of new limits;
(7) what steps he is taking to protect the interests of British fishermen against competition from foreign vessels;
(8) what is the policy of the Common Market on fishing limits;
(9) what is the Government's policy on establishing viable fishing limits around the British Isles.
§ Mr. Bishop
The information requested is being assembled and I will reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible.