HC Deb 27 April 1977 vol 930 cc350-1W
19. Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a White Paper on the future structure of the Scottish fishing industry.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown


27. Sir John Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish estimated figures of the total allowable catch of the different species of fish in the waters within the fishing limits around Scotland for the present year, with forecasts for the next three years.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

The Liaison Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea will shortly be publishing the scientists' latest recommendations on stocks in the North-East Atlantic. However, the total allowable catches proposed by them will necessarily relate to the areas of sea inhabited by the stocks in question and not to the limits of any particular country.