HC Deb 09 June 1988 vol 134 cc653-4W
84. Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if it is his intention to seek a review of the state of the stock of North sea cod before the end of June; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The state of the North sea cod stock is reviewed each year by the advisory committee on fishery management. At their latest meeting, ACFM decided to defer until November their advice on North sea cod when further information should be available.