HC Deb 24 February 1921 vol 138 c1135

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that British trawlers are working at a loss owing to the price of coal, ice, and labour; and if he will consider the advisability of reducing the price of coal to the fishing industry, in view of the importance of the continued existence of the trawling industry to the food supplies of the country?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Bridgeman)

I have been asked to reply to this question. I am informed that the facts are as stated by the hon. Member, who will be aware that, in pursuance of the policy of decontrol of the coal industry, all Government control over price is to be removed as from the 1st March next.