HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 cc194-5W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assistance he is proposing to give to the British fishing industry to research the potential of new species, such as blue whiting and house mackerel.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The possibility of contributing to the cost of exploratory voyages in non-traditional fisheries is being considered in the context of the Government's general policy on public expenditure. My right hon. Friend hopes to announce a decision shortly.

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