HC Deb 14 January 1998 vol 304 c241W
26. Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proposals she has to develop the fishing industry at Portavogie. [20872]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The Government are committed to assisting continued investment in the fishing industry at Portavogie. Over the next two years the Northern Ireland Fishing Harbour Authority in its draft Development Plan proposes to spend £835,000 covering such projects as a new automatic ice plant and ice-making machinery and slipway repairs. Further investment in the modernisation of the fishing fleet is anticipated in the order of £215,000 under the EU Vessel Modernisation Scheme.

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