HC Deb 20 March 1923 vol 161 cc2330-1

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health whether he can confirm the information contained in a Press communiqué, issued by the Fishery Board for Scotland, that 250,000 barrels of British-cured herrings are to be purchased through Arcos by the Bolshevist Government in Russia; if so, if he is aware what price will be paid for the herrings; and what length of credit will be required?

Captain ELLIOT

The information contained in the communiqué was obtained from the British Commercial Mission at Moscow through the Department of Overseas Trade. No information is available as regards the last two parts of the question.


Will the hon. and gallant Gentleman have inquiries made in regard to the last two parts?

Captain ELLIOT

Inquiries are properly a matter for those who have these herrings to dispose of. It is not a matter for a Government Department but for those engaged in the trade.

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