§ Mr. Mason
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will consult the Yorkshire water authority to ascertain what action it intends to take under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 to protect and conserve salmon stocks in the River Esk during 1984–85.115W
§ Mr. MacGregor
The Yorkshire water authority has applied for confirmation of a byelaw to prohibit fishing by rod and line in the lower reaches of the River Esk for salmon and migratory trout. Because of the issues raised by objectors to this byelaw, a local public inquiry is required and arrangements for this are in hand.
§ Mr. Mason
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will call for a report from the Yorkshire water authority on poaching activities on the River Esk; how many bailiffs have been employed; how many poachers have been caught; how many salmon they estimate have been taken from the river; and whether he, is satisfied that the Yorkshire water authority is fulfilling its obligations under part V of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975;
(2) if he will call for a report from the Yorkshire water authority as to why the salmon count has been so small in 1983; and if he will make a statement;
(3) if he will call for a report from the Yorkshire water authority as to its compliance with its statutory duties to maintain, improve and develop the salmon fisheries in its area and, in particular, on the River Esk, as required under part V, section 28, of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975.
Employees in employment—Great Britain Division of the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification June 1979 September 1983 Highest since 1973 Number Year 0 Agriculture, forestry and fishing 358,500 366,100 403,800 1974 1 Energy and water supply industries 711,700 639,000 718,200 1980 2 Extraction of minerals and ores other than fuels; manufacture of metals, mineral products and chemicals 1,109,700 803,800 1,219,800 1974 3 Metal goods, engineering and vehicles industries 3,338,000 2,551,300 3,559,500 1974 4 Other manufacturing industries 2,665,600 2,123,200 2,957,300 1974 5 Construction 1,216,300 990,300 1,232,400 1974 6 Distribution, hotels and catering; repairs 4,173,000 3,999,400 4,234,800 1979 7 Transport and communication 1,452,000 1,302,800 1,476,300 1975 8 Banking, finance, insurance, business services and leasing 1,638,200 1,744,900 1,744,900 1983 9 Other services 5,975,500 5,857,900 5,975,500 1979
§ Mr. Alan Clark
On 12 January, the total number of unemployed claimants in the Liverpool travel-to-work area was 93,320 and the unemployment rate was 19.5 per cent. The figures include 5,307 unemployed claimants aged under 18 years. The following table gives the total and under-18 figures for each jobcentre area in the Liverpool travel-to-work area. Percentage rates of unemployment are calculated for complete travel-to-work areas only and not for their constituent parts.
Jobcentre area Total unemployed claimants Of which, aged under 18 Allerton 1,324 59 Belle Vale 3,785 257 Bootle 8,252 497 Crosby 5,895 345 Everton 8,319 428 Garston 9,504 520 Huyton 9,316 628 Kirkby 7,713 396