§ 34. Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to restructure the fishing fleet.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
My right hon. Friend's prime objective is to secure a settlement of the negotiations on the EEC common fisheries policy which will provide a satisfactory basis for the fishing industry itself to take investment decisions affecting its future structure and for the Government to consider the case for assistance from public funds.