HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 cc134-5W
Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the reason for the delay in the opening of the herring season on 12 July; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John MacKay

The opening of the West of Scotland herring fishery was postponed until 19 July because it was clear that, in terms of the various licensing requirements, the industry would not be ready for an earlier opening date.