Examination of witness

Part of Fisheries Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:01 pm on 6th December 2018.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney 2:01 pm, 6th December 2018

Griffin, you have talked in quite a lot of detail about the reallocation of quota. From my perspective, representing a community that is a have-not, shall we say, that is music to my ears, but I am wary of the legal implications of that. I agree that fishing is a public right, but as we have heard in our evidence sessions, by ill fortune or bad management, it has acquired certain proprietorial rights. How far, legally, do you think we are able to go? The important thing is that this Fisheries Bill must be determined and made by this House, not by lawyersQ .