§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many fishing vessels of 140 ft and over were actually engaged in fishing, registered in and sailing from United Kingdom ports as at 1 July and at the same date for the preceding four years.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Figures are available for the number of active fishing vessels of 140 ft. and over registered at United Kingdom ports as at 30 June each year. They are as follows:
1979 68 1978 86 1977 103 1976 116 1975 148