§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has received advice from the European Commission regarding the validity under Community regulations of the Inshore Fishing (Prohibition of Carriage of Monofilament Gill Nets) (Scotland) Order 1968; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Before the order was laid the Commission of the European Communities was consulted on its terms. The Commission indicated that the order was compatible with Community law and in conformity with the common fisheries policy.