Scotprime Sea Foods Ltd.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:01 pm on 4th March 1993.

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Photo of Mr Phil Gallie Mr Phil Gallie , Ayr 10:01 pm, 4th March 1993

I appreciate the point which my hon. Friend makes. I sympathise with him and recognise the issues which he has identified.

I shall raise another case in which I think fishermen in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for St. Ives (Mr. Harris) were involved. Last year, British fishermen had their nets cut by French fishermen. To be honest, that equates with acts of piracy.

I recognise the hon. Member for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley (Mr. Foulkes). We are battling for Rosyth at present. If Rosyth had a maintenance contract for servicing fleet vessels to a greater extent, perhaps we could have sent a gunboat to sort out the problem. Instead, we send letters to the European Commissioners, which does a fat lot of good.