§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is yet in a position to announce the composition of the membership of the Sea Fish Industry Authority established by the Fisheries Bill; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
Without prejudice to the need for the Fisheries Bill to complete its remaining legislative stages, the Fisheries Ministers intend shortly to consult the fishing industry on appointments of those members of the Sea Fish Industry Authority who are to be representative of the industry. The Ministers wish to appoint members of the authority as soon as possible after enactment of the legislation.