§ 51. Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received on the Scottish fishing industry.
§ Mr. Lang
A number of representations have been received. My noble Friend the Minister of State has had several meetings with the industry recently to discuss the approach to be taken in negotiations on EC fisheries arrangements with third countries, and the level of total allowable catches and quotas for 1990. He also met the hon. Member for Western Isles (Mr. Macdonald), along with industry representatives, on 14 December. In addition, fisheries departments are in regular contact with the industry.