Fisheries Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:54 pm on 21st November 2018.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings 3:54 pm, 21st November 2018

My right hon. Friend has highlighted the role that he played as shadow fisheries Minister, and he did a great job. I was his predecessor in that job, and throughout the period that he described, the Conservative party was resolutely and entirely convincingly—to most people at least—hostile to the CFP, when parties sitting opposite had not woken up to the problem. The Conservative party has opposed the CFP consistently; other parties have failed to wake up and see the writing on the wall.