HC Deb 11 June 1979 vol 968 cc31-2W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will visit the fish processing factories in East Aberdeenshire, in view of the continued threat to employment and the very existence of these factories due to the shortage of supplies and the high prices paid for such stocks as are available.

Mr. Younger

I have at present no plans to do so but, as I indicated to my hon. Friend on 23 May—[Vol. 967, c.149]—the position of the industry is being kept under review. In response to a request from the Herring Buyers' Association, my noble Friend the Minister of State, Scottish Office, and my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food will meet the association's representatives on 26 June, when these matters will no doubt be discussed.

to vote at the general election on 3 May, the actual percentage of that number who voted, the number of candidates on the ballot paper, the number of spoilt ballot papers as a result of not being franked, the number of persons employed as enumerators at the counting of the votes, and the time at which the result was officially declared in each of the following constituencies: Glasgow Central, Hamilton, Central Ayrshire, Fife Central, Dunfermline, and Kirkcaldy.

Mr. Younger

Information about the number of enumerators employed and the time at which results were declared is not available centrally. The other information is as follows: