HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c24W
Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, since the commencement of licensing regulations for mackerel fishing, what have been (a) the total monthly catches of mackerel, (b) the total monthly mackerel sales for United Kingdom human consumption, (c) the total monthly catches not landed, but transhipped to other vessels at sea and (d) the total monthly catches sold for fishmeal in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Bishop

The figures for United Kingdom catches and disposals of mackerel since the introduction of licensing controls on 17th September 1977 were as follows:

sterling vis-à-vis the dollar has effected any devaluation of the green pound.

Mr. Bishop

No. The green pound itself is not affected by exchange market fluctuations. Nor does an appreciation of sterling against the dollar affect the calculation of sterling monetary compensatory amounts, as the market exchange rates used for this purpose are those for sterling against the currencies in the European joint float.

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