HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2216
78. Mr. BRIANT

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the repeated statements that consignments of fish are often destroyed at the London fish markets, he will set up a Committee of Inquiry to investigate the facts, and secure that food which is actually delivered in London in good condition shall be available for the public use?

The MINISTER of FOOD (Mr.Roberts)

I have been asked to reply. The question of the condemnation of fish is being closely watched, and I do not think that any useful end would be served by the appointment of a Committee of Inquiry.


Does the right hon. Gentleman not know of specific cases in which the fish has been destroyed?


I have received a number of statements alleging that destruction has taken place. In every case I have caused inquiry to be made, and I would not hesitate to take action thereon if necessary.