HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc833-4W
21. Mr. Rosindell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if she will make a statement on the European common fisheries policy as it affects Scotland. [65318]

Mrs. McGuire

Responsibility for fisheries policy in Scotland rests with the Scottish Executive.

The European Commission has recognised that the Common Fisheries Policy is in need of reform. HM Government and the Scottish Executive are working together to ensure that the United Kingdom's and Scotland's interests are fully represented as member states discuss the Commission's reform proposals.