§ Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will make a statement about the Fishing Vessels Improvement Scheme.
§ Mr. Hoy
The White Fish Authority is now in a position to make grants for certain types of improvements which have been chosen as likely to improve catching ability and the handling of fish in the interests of efficiency and quality. In approving applications the Authority will satisfy itself that there is a clear promise of a good economic return on the investment proposed. Particulars of the eligible improvements and of the arrangements for making applications will shortly be issued by the Authority.