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MP hits out at minister over crew shortages

WESTERN Isles MP Angus B MacNeil has voiced disappointed with the response he has received from the Minister of State for Immigration, Brandon Lewis, about the crew shortage crisis in the West Coast fishing industry.

In March, Mr MacNeil hit out at the Home Office for failing to consider reintroducing a scheme which would allow non-European people to work in the industry and in July he wrote to Mr Lewis calling for him to visit the West Coast of Scotland to meet representatives of the fishing industry as they struggle with a shortage of crew.

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