HC Deb 15 March 1978 vol 946 cc257-8W
25. Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the latest situation in the fishing industry.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

Despite the continuing state of uncertainty as regards fishing opportunities, the industry has had two relatively good years in 1976 and 1977. Its future economic prospects must, of course, depend largely on the outcome of the negotiations for the revision of the common fisheries policy.