HC Deb 15 June 1998 vol 314 c17W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much funding his Department provided to the Fisheries Research Services Agency in each of the last five years; and how much is budgeted for 1998–99. [44805]

Mr. Macdonald

Fisheries Research Services became an Executive Agency of the Scottish Office on 1 April 1997. Scottish Office funding for the years prior to that date and the two years subsequent is shown in the table.

£ million
Year Total
1993–94 13.972
1994–95 13.164
1995–96 15.552
1996–97 22.364
1997–98 22.521
1998–99 estimated 12.190

The fluctuations in funding largely reflect capital investment in the new Scotia fisheries research vessel.

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