HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c316W
39. Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what action has been taken by Her Majesty's Government to support Northern Ireland private enterprise efforts to develop salmon farming; and what assessment he has made of the effects on the Ulster economy which are likely to accrue from such an enterprise.

Mr. Viggers

Over the past year the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland made two offers of grant-aid for salmon farming projects in Northern Ireland. Whilst salmon farming would have a positive effect on the Northern Ireland economy, the siting of projects has to take account of environmental factors and other interests.