23. Mr. BARRIE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that assurances have been given that fishermen who served during the War would be given every consideration and opportunity to acquire Admiralty vessels suitable for fishing purposes on reasonable terms, any action has yet been taken by the Admiralty to assist these fishermen in the manner described?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on Monday to my hon. Friend the Member for Grimsby, in which I said that we certainly feel under obligation to do what we can for the fishermen of the R.N.R.(T), who have served in the Auxiliary Patrol in order that they may be started again as advantageously as possible upon their old occupation. I am not in a position at the moment to announce the precise character of our proposals, but I hope to be able to do so at an early date.