HC Deb 02 November 1979 vol 972 c703W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on the Government's policy for the future of the United Kingdom fishing boat building industry.

Mr. Adam Butler

The industry's prospects depend on its success in obtaining orders. Government help to this end is available through a scheme of financial assistance to the United Kingdom fishing industry for the construction of fishing vessels administered by the White Fish Authority. Intervention fund assistance is also available for orders for fishing vessels over 150 gross registered tons.