HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 cc403-4W
Dr. Godman

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list in the Official Report (a) the number and types of fishing vessels which have qualified for de-commissioning grants from the European Economic Community that were constructed with the aid of grants and loans from the White Fish Authority and (b) the amount of this financial assistance per vessel.

Mr. MacGregor

[pursuant to his reply, 17 January 1985, c. 199]: The number of vessels in respect of which reimbursement of part of the cost of decommissioning grants has been sought for the period January to December 1984 from the European Commission and which have been subject to grants or loans from the White Fish Authority or the Sea Fish Industry Authority is as follows:

Total assistance from WFA or SFIA £
(i) England
Freezer Trawlers 3 1,054,638
Near Water Vessels Stern Trawlers 4 796,649
TOTAL 1,851,287
(ii) Scotland
Near Water Vessels Side Trawlers 4 105,229
Great Liners 1 25,393
TOTAL 130,622
Wales Nil
Northern Ireland Nil

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