§ Mr. Nicholas Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will detail the total assistance given to the fishing industry(a) in Wales and (b) for vessels registered for the port of Milford Haven in each year since 1974.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
[holding answer 19 January 1990]Details of total assistance given to the fishing industry in Wales for each year since 1974 are contained in the published "Appropriation Accounts" covering the period; copies are available in the Library of the House. These publications contain details of EC grant aid for the construction and modification of fishing vessels and for marketing, processing and infrastructure projects associated with the fishing industry, as well as Government expenditure on harbour grants, grants for the decommissioning of fishing vessels and costs incurred on fisheries protection operations.
Assistance was given to Milford Haven registered vessels in two of the years since 1974, as follows: