HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1268
72. Sir H. CARLILE

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether he is yet able to make any detailed statement regarding the Board's policy of loans to fishermen?


Applications for advances from the Development Fund for the purpose of making loans to fishermen have been made by the sea fisheries committees of Devon and Cornwall, and a detailed inquiry is now being made into the circumstances existing at each of the fishing stations in those counties. I should prefer not to make any statement beyond that included in a speech delivered by me in the House on 26th June last as to the policy of the Board until the results of that inquiry are available.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether, although he had no definite applications, he has communications from other fishermen since besides those to which he has referred?


As far as I know, the only formal requests that have been made were for loans under the Development Fund.