Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland arising from the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1992(a) how many fishermen have now been allocated their number of fishing days, (b) how many fishermen have challenged the number of fishing days allocated to them and (c) how many fishermen have lodged appeals against the number of fishing clays allocated to them.
§ Mr. Ancram
Provisional days at sea allocations have been issued to 253 fishermen in Northern Ireland. As at 21 June 1993, 55 of these fishermen have applied for adjustment of their provisional allocations. No appeals have been lodged as the appeal stage of the days at sea arrangements does not commence until formal days at sea allocations are issued to fishermen later in the year.