§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what checks are carried out by his Department in respect of eligibility for European Economic Community grants towards the purchase of new fishing boats as to (a) the authenticity of applicants and (b) the extent to which bona fide applicants meet the conditions of eligibility;
(2) if he will list the conditions governing the eligibility of owners of fishing boats in Northern Ireland for grants from the European Economic Community towards the cost of purchasing new fishing boats.
§ Dr. Boyson
Grant is available under regulation (EEC) No. 2908/83 which was published in theOfficial Journal of the European Communities on 22 October 1983; article 10 refers to conditions for owners. Applications are processed by the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland and any necessary inquiries are made by the sea fisheries inspectorate.