HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 c855W
Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has come to a conclusion on the extension of the submarine notification scheme to cover the whole of the Minches.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Extension of the SUBFACTS notification scheme is one of the subjects covered in a consultation document on submarine operations and fishing vessels which has recently been circulated to fishing industry representatives, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House. A decision on the areas to be covered by the extended arrangements will be made once this consultation has been completed.