HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c48W
Mr. Key

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to publish legislative proposals covering fish farming.

Mr. John Patten

Proposals for legislation on fish farms were published in the consultation paper on the review of inland and coastal fisheries in England and Wales, issued jointly by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Welsh Office in July 1981. The Government intend to resolve the water abstraction difficulties associated with fish farming when the parliamentary timetable allows.