§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Scottish projects have been awarded aid under the European Community's 1981 interim scheme of structural aid for the fishing industry.149W
§ Mr. Younger
As in previous years, Scottish applications have had a high success rate under this scheme. The Commission has awarded grants to 31 projects in all, 14 for the construction of fishing vessels, 10 for the improvement of fishing vessels and seven for the development of aquaculture. The assistance awarded to these projects amounts to £1.7 million, or about 12 per cent. of the total Community budget for this scheme.