HC Deb 31 January 1990 vol 166 cc212-3W
39. Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received on the crisis in the Scottish fishing industry.

Mr. Lang

Since the hon. Member last inquired about this on 20 December 1989 the Government have received a variety of representations from organisations representing different sectors of the fishing industry, from MPs and MEPs and from local authorities and other bodies. Many of these expressed appreciation of the success achieved by the Government at the Council of Fisheries Ministers on 18 and 19 December 1989.