§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will authorise fisheries inspectors to compare the grading of fish coming to Grimsby onshore from Scotland and Ireland with that locally landed.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Responsibility for grading fresh and chilled fish to EC standards lies with the industry. As part of the advisory and supervisory role of the fisheries inspectorate, the chief inspector is currently engaged on an examination of grading performance at Grimsby and a number of other ports.