HC Deb 29 June 1999 vol 334 c151W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the estimated cost of the study announced by his Department into the discarding of fish at sea; and by whom it will be funded. [88576]

Mr. Morley

The total cost of the study into discarding of fish at sea to which my Department is contributing is 313,000 euro (approximately £205,000). It is mainly funded by the EU Commission together with national contributions from France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK contribution, which will be met by my Department, is £25,000 spread over the 18-month life of the project.