Fisheries: Western Sahara

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assurances he has received as to the benefit to the Saharawi population of the new protocol to the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The new protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco has not yet been agreed by the Council and the European Parliament.

The agreement as initialled requires Morocco to report on the geographical distribution of European funds for structural support and infrastructure to include the impact on jobs and investment.

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