HC Deb 18 March 1925 vol 181 cc2425-7

Postponed Proceeding resumed on Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the Resolution, 'That a Sup- plementary sum, not exceeding £268,000, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 3lst day of March, 1925, for the Salaries and Expenses of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, including Expenses under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act, 1924, a Subsidy on Sugar and Molasses Manufactured from Beet grown in Great Britain, Loans to Agricultural Co-operative Societies, Grants for Agricultural Education and Research, Grants-in-Aid of the Small Holdings Account, and certain other Grants-in-Aid; and of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.'

Question again proposed.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

When the Debate was interrupted by the important Bill which we have been considering, I was inquiring from the Government what they proposed to do about a very grave matter affecting the fisheries arriving out of the growth of weed on the Dogger Bank.


I wish to raise a point of Order. I am most reluctant to interrupt the eloquence of the hon. and gallant Member for Central Hull, but I would like to know if it is within the competence of the hon. and gallant Member to discuss the broad policy of our fisheries upon a Vote which simply deals with a construction of a breakwater in Devonshire?

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

Am I not in Order in arguing that the £3,000 required for this breakwater would be more usefully expended in general research connected with out-fishories?


I am afraid not. The hon. Member can only talk about Hope Cove.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

I will not detain the House discussing Hope Cove, although I might very well ask for a justification and an explanation of this expenditure.