What steps the Government are taking to ensure that the fishing industry can employ crew members from outside the EEA.
The Government set out their plans for the future immigration system in the White Paper published on
May I remind the Minister that when she replied to my Adjournment debate on
I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that question. He will of course be aware that when the MAC provided us with its report last year it was clear in its recommendation that we should not introduce sectoral schemes to meet labour needs at lower skill levels, except in agriculture. He will be aware that I have held various meetings with right hon. and hon. Members, and undertaken two visits to talk to the fishing sector—one to Kilkeel harbour and one to Troon. I have undertaken to make a further such visit to Banff and Buchan, which I hope will take place around Easter.