HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c492W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many fishing vessel decommissions his Department funded during the year 1994–95; what was the average funding per vessel; what is the average cost of decommissioning a vessel; and how many vessel owners applied to his Department for funding to decommission their vessels during the year 1994–95. [2653]

Mr. Baldry

Under the Fishing Vessels (Decommissioning) Scheme 1994, 471 applications were received, and 162 vessels were successfully decommissioned at a total cost of £8.8 million. The average cost per vessel was some £54,160. Owners submit bids taking account of the cost of the applicant of scrapping. Information on this cost is not available centrally.