§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what marketing assistance is being given by his Department to promote the new canned herring process being produced at British Fish Canners in Fraserburgh; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John MacKay
My right hon. Friend's Department does not provide marketing assistance for the promotion of specific fish products. The introduction and promotion of new products are matters for individual processors. The promotion and marketing of fish is currently being studied by the Sea Fish Industry Authority with a view to mounting a marketing campaign which will be of benefit to processors generally.