§ Mr. Wallace
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for St. Helens, North (Mr. Evans) 17 February, Official Report, columns 601–602, he will state the factors which he treats as relevant in determining the allocation of the additional licences for freezer trawlers for the pelagic fisheries.
§ Mr. Gummer
[pursuant to his reply, 19 March c. 598]: It would be difficult to draw up an exhaustive list of such factors and I do not think that it would be useful to do so while the applications are still under consideration.