Detailed information is published each year in my Department's Reports on the Fisheries of Scotland and in the Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistical Tables. 1969 was a record year with landings of £3·6 millions—more than double the value of the catch in 1964.
As I have pointed out to him before, the hon. Gentleman has this wrong. There is no relationship between the levy on the one hand and the subsidy on the other. The shell fish industry, like any other sea fishing industry, receives benefit from the research and development work of the White Fish Authority, and it is appropriate that the industry should contribute to that authority.