§ Mrs. Margaret Ewing
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to the self-decommissioning plans submitted by one of the United Kingdom's fishing vessel agencies; and whether such a plan would be eligible for European Community aid.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 18 June 1990]: The success of such a scheme would be dependent on the support of the industry itself. When my right hon. and learned Friend met representatives of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation on 8 May he encouraged them to let him have their views on the proposals but they are still considering the matter. The question of European Community aid is a matter for the Commission in the first instance.