§ Mr. Henderson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report the number of employees engaged in fish processing in Scotland at 1st June 1978 and in each of the last five years.274W
ance to the industry which are now being examined urgently.
Although it is estimated that about 2,000 workers are employed at various times of the year on herring processing, the availability of imported supplies and the scope for diversification to other forms of processing have to be taken into account in considering the employment effects of a reduction in herring supplies from our own waters. The effects are therefore difficult to forecast.