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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-08965: Stewart Stevenson (Banffshire and Buchan Coast)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 24 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the early General Election could have on the agreement of a new UK fisheries concordat.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 27 April 2017

The UK Government has informed the Scottish Government that, subsequent to the commencement, from midnight on Friday 21 April 2017, of the 'election period' and the application of General Election guidance, it does not intend to agree nor bring into effect a new UK Fisheries Concordat prior to the Election scheduled to take place on Thursday 8 June.