§ Mr. Beith
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the figures for the United Kingdom share of the total available catch in the latest EEC proposals which he quoted in a Written Answer to the hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed on 13th January 1978.
§ Mr. Bishop
The Commission proposals for 1978 produced in October 1977 comprise a total available catch (TAC) of 3,665,000 tonnes, of which the United Kingdom quota forms some 15 per cent., and an EEC quota of 2,822,000 tonnes, of which the United Kingdom quota forms some 19 per cent. At the Fisheries Council on 16th-18th January the Commission produced revised proposals, which allocated to the United Kingdom some 22 per cent. of the TACs and 27 per cent. of the EEC quotas.