§ 82. Mr. ORDE-POWLETT
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture, in view of the announcement that a Committee is to be set up to consider the de sirability of netting or otherwise obtaining the freshwater fish of the United Kingdom for immediate use as food, whether he will consider the desirability, as a greater advantage to the country, of preserving the existing stock as a reserve to be used in the event of a critical shortage of food arising; and whether he will also consider the advisability of setting up a Committee to inquire into and report on the best methods of largely in creasing the existing stock of both game and coarse fish in the rivers and other waters, especially in view of the fact that certain rivers have already, under proper management, increased their production?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
The Committee will be requested to consider the question of the utilisation of our freshwater fish supplies in all its aspects, including immediate utilisation, preservation, and future-development. Proposals which have-already been made to the Board will be submitted to them for examination. They will also be asked to advise the Board, especially as to the possibility of securing a greater output of eels from home waters.
§ Sir J. JARDINE
Is it intended that this Committee is to inquire about the country, rivers, and streams controlled by the River Tweed Fishery Commissioners?
§ Mr. D. MILLAR
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Committee in question will be limited to considering the case of England and Wales; and whether it is intended to have a separate Committee to deal with the case of Scotland?