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Salmon Farming

Scotland written question – answered on 9th April 2003.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2003, Official Report, column 560W, on the Crown Estate, what assessment has been made of the impact on the commercial environment faced by UK salmon farmers if EU protection on salmon dumping is removed; and what plans she has to use her powers under the Crown Estate Act 1961 if the commercial environment faced by salmon farmers alters.

Photo of Mrs Helen Liddell Mrs Helen Liddell Secretary of State, Scottish Office, The Secretary of State for Scotland

The Government regularly monitor the performance and the factors affecting the performance of all important industries.

Neither my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer nor I have any plans to exercise the powers in question.

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