HC Deb 19 June 1997 vol 296 c289W
16. Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress there has been on developing regional fisheries management at the intergovernmental conference. [2906]

Mr. Morley

In the context of negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy the European Commission has committed itself to exploring ways of developing greater involvement of local fishing interests in the decision making process. This is a welcome step forward.