HC Deb 30 October 1980 vol 991 cc361-2W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, in the granting of fishing licences to trawling firms, they will be granted only on an undertaking being received from such firms that all vessels employed in fishing will carry qualified trawler radio officers or persons qualified to use long-distance radio telephones as appropriate, according to the vessel's licence.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

Regulations governing the carriage of radio operators on fishing vessels are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade. It would not be appropriate to include conditions of the kind suggested in the licensing schemes which

table lists stocks of foodstuffs held in public intervention stores within the European Community at comparable dates for 1975 to 1980 and shows recent amounts stored in the United Kingdom.

are introduced by Fisheries Ministers for the conservation and management of fish stocks.