At this moment we are in a Crisis of the Fishing Industry, not merely because of the economic disaster which overhangs the industry, but because of the negotiations which are proceeding and upon which the hon. Member has commented.
The Crisis in the Fishing Industry has been developing for about 20 years.
It is true that 20 November is a Thursday, and I would be very happy towelcome this increased levy order being postponed until November, especially in view of the very severe Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
Are we discussing the Sea Fish Industry Bill or are we discussing a Crisis in the Fishing Industry?
Mr. Sproat asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what latest discussions he has had with representatives of the fishing industry regarding low fish prices and other factors contributing to the current Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what latest discussions he has had with representatives of the fishing industry regarding low fish prices and other factors contributing to the current Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
They know that the Crisis in the Fishing Industry has not been a one-party matter, but is a problem that has been accepted by all hon. Members in the face of opposition from the member States of the Community.
What can the Minister say to one of my constituents who faces hard times because of the Crisis in the Fishing Industry?
The current Crisis in the Fishing Industry - the quota cuts, the gross failure to tackle the overcapacity problem, the consequential loss of FEOGA European Community finance from sections of the British fishing industry that desperately need that finance and the current debacle which has led to tonight's order - is evidence of the emerging bankruptcy of the common fisheries policy which, as has already been mentioned, is based upon the notion of national quotas.
I am sure that the Leader of the House will be aware of the urgency of the position, given the Crisis in the Fishing Industry in Scotland.
There is not just one Crisis in the Fishing Industry in the United Kingdom because there is not just one fishingindustry.
Will he speak to his right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food about arranging as soon as possible a debate on the Crisis in the Fishing Industry and about ensuring that there are adequate supplies for processors?
I understand that fishermen are facing a difficult year, but claims of a Crisis in the Fishing Industry are not supported by the facts.
That needs to be addressed before the Minister or the Secretary of State must cope with a real Crisis in Our Fishing Industry, when consumers are complaining, not about the price of fish, but about the fact that it is not available.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss the continuing Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
The motion refers toa Crisis in the Fishing Industry".
The few thousand tonnes of haddock involved could have been borrowed forward on the west coast quota to address the current Crisis in the Fishing Industry in Scotland, with no complications for the Norwegian negotiations.
We hold this debate in an atmosphere of Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
Although it is clear that compensation for British fishermen and imports must be tackled, does the Minister accept that we shall not solve the Crisis in the Fishing Industry as long as the traditional distrust between those who catch and those who process persists?
It will not surprise the Minister if I touch briefly on the Crisis in the Fishing Industry, because two of the three ports in Northern Ireland are in my constituency.
10648/94 relating to guide prices for fishery products 1995, 7831/94 relating to passive gear, 8612/94 relating to the Crisis in the Fishing Industry, 8187/94 relating to European aquaculture research, 9837/94 relating to the common organisation of the market in fishery products and aquaculture, 10082/94 and an unnumbered Explanatory Memorandum, dated 17th November 1994 relating to two amendments to the 1994 Total Allowable Catches and quotas, 9215/94 relating to the financing of health inspections, 9466/94 and 9467/94 relating to European Community and Greenland fisheries, 10991/94 relating to an amendment to the Technical Conservation Regulation, and the second Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum 9285/93 relating to fishing licences.
I recognise their genuine concern about the common fisheries policy and very much welcome their interest in the subject because it is part of a process that has brought to the fore the Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
The hon. Member for Teignbridge spoke about the Crisis in the Fishing Industry.
In view of the Crisis in the Fishing Industry, may we have another debate?
We had a good example of that only three weeks ago, when we learnt that Grimsby, which had been blighted by the Crisis in the Fishing Industry, reported full employment and many new businesses in the food processing industry.
Earlier this year, because of the Crisis in the Fishing Industry, the Government allocated £5.
When will a statement be made on the Crisis in the Fishing Industry, given the overwhelming interest in the coastal communities and the thousands of jobs that are at stake?
Given the encouraging remarks by the Minister for Europe in last night's European Union debate about the Foreign Secretary's now intending to discuss the Crisis in the Fishing Industry with the Prime Minister before this weekend's European summit, can the Leader of the House confirm that that crisis will be placed squarely on the agenda over the weekend and that the Prime Minister will do everything that he can to ensure that it is addressed?