HC Deb 07 March 1980 vol 980 c375W
Mr. Prescott

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what steps he is taking to secure adequate fishing landing capability in the port of Hull; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he is satisfied that Humberside would have sufficient port capability to handle the offloading of any fish catches from his future negotiated Community fisheries policy if the port of Hull's fish dock were to close.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

The fishing industry's needs for landing facilities are a matter for the judgment of the commercial interests concerned. The possible out come of the present negotiations about the common fisheries policy is only one of the factors to be considered.