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[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Fisheries

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:52 pm on 2nd December 2010.

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Photo of Frank Doran Frank Doran Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art 2:52 pm, 2nd December 2010

I will finish my point, because I know what the Minister is going to say. When I questioned Government Whips on that, I was told that the appropriate number of days had been allocated to the Backbench Business Committee. That might be true in a normal year-we have yet to see a normal year-but this year will not be normal because it will extend into 2012. I will say no more about that, but it is important, particularly to the fishing industry, which in many respects often seems to be a Cinderella industry.