HC Deb 11 June 1980 vol 986 cc181-2W
19. Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has had on the effect on the Scottish fishing industry of the combination of the common fisheries policy and the imports of cheap fish from non-European Economic Community countries.

Mr. Younger

I have received a number of representations from the main organisations in the fishing industry as well as from individual fishermen on these matters. They were among the issues which were raised with my noble Friend the Minister of State and myself when we undertook a number of visits to the North-East of Scotland at the end of last month to learn about the state of the industry at first hand.

20. Mr. John MacKay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has considered the fisheries plan for the Clyde Estuary and the West of Scotland produced by the Clyde fisheries association and the Mallaig and North-West fishermen's association; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Younger

The plan was submitted to my Department only within the past few days but I am aware of its general content. I shall keep it fully in mind during the resumed negotiations on the common fisheries policy.