§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will produce the dealer licensing scheme promised under the provisions of the Salmon Bill 1986.
§ Mr. Gummer
My officials have been developing a scheme for salmon dealer licensing in England and Wales under the provisions of section 31 of the Salmon Act 1986, consulting the water authorities, who will be responsible for enforcing it, and working in close liaison with officials of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, which is developing a parallel scheme under section 20 of the 1986 Act. We expect to issue a consultation paper to the trade and other interested