§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to publish the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Scotland) discussion document on the Scottish fishing fleet's capacity and on possible changes in the pressure stock licensing system; and what 175W facilities he proposes to offer for negotiation with relevant organisations, and in particular the Scottish Fishermen's Federation and the Sea Fish Industry Authority.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
We would expect to publish the consultation documents from the Fisheries Departments on capacity and licensing early in July. We will naturally be consulting the main bodies concerned and these will include the Scottish Fishermen's Federation and the Sea Fish Industry Authority.