HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 c289W
Mr. Lee

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, if he will make a statement on the implications for British fishery protection of the decision in the Commission of the European Communities v. Ireland (Kingdom of the Netherlands) intervening, The Times European Report of 6th March.

Mr. Bishop

The Court of Justice of the European Communities in its judgment on 16th February 1978 on cases 61/77 and 88/77 found that the conservation measures introduced by the Government of the Irish Republic on 16th February 1977 were discriminatory and therefore in breach of the EEC Treaty. This has no new implications, since the

(August-July years)
1973–74 1974–73 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78
£ £ £ £ £
Grant for 1st year of training 120 120 130 150 150
Grant for 2nd year of training 100 100 130 170 160
Grant for 3rd year of training 100 100 130 190 170

Over the same period until 31st July 1977 the Board provided a grant of £8 per student per month—or pro rata—to farmers who provided industrial training within certain conditions as part of a recognised sandwich course for agricultural students.