§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he intends to discuss the ban on the use of drift nets above 2.5 km at the EC Fisheries Council meeting on 28 October; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
Yes. We have already supported the Commission's proposed restriction on the length of drift nets and will be pressing for its early adoption when the Fisheries Council considers the large package of technical conservation measures on 28 October.