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Ministerial Correction

Monday 14 December 2015

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Fisheries Policy

The following is an extract from the speech of the Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the hon. Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice) in the debate on Fisheries Policy in Westminster Hall on 3 December 2015.

George Eustice: We are rebalancing the quota. We have made it clear that 25% of the uplift will go to the under-10s. We are doing that by giving the first 100 tonnes to the under-10s, and 10% thereafter. That will mean that next year, for instance, much of the inshore fleet

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will have a substantial increase in the amount of mackerel they have. There will probably be a trebling of the amount of mackerel, which they will then be able to trade as currency.

[Official Report, 3 December 2015, Vol. 603, c. 223WH.]

Letter of correction from George Eustice:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the debate on Fisheries Policy on 3 December 2015.

The correct response should have been:

George Eustice: We are rebalancing the quota. We have made it clear that 25% of the uplift will go to the under-10s. We are doing that by giving the first 100 tonnes to the under-10s, and 10% thereafter. That will mean that next year, for instance, much of the inshore fleet will have a substantial increase in the amount of North sea haddock they have. There will probably be a trebling of the amount of haddock, which they will then be able to trade as currency.