HC Deb 16 October 1996 vol 282 c927W
29. Mrs. Gorman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the future of the Scottish fishing industry. [38738]

Mr. Raymond S. Robertson

The Scottish fishing industry makes a vital contribution to the social and economic welfare of Scotland's coastal communities. With fish stocks under increasing pressure, we need to safeguard the industry's future through better management and conservation. The Government are determined to secure whatever improvements in the common fisheries policy may be necessary to that end.

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