§ 49. Major McKENZIE WOOD
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the new Committee which has been appointed to inquire into the fishing industry does not contain a single member engaged in that industry; and whether he will consider the possibility of adding a member or members with practical knowledge of fishing and the fish trade?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Dr. Addison)
I have been asked to reply. In forming the Committee to inquire into the fishing industry, it was decided to follow the principles adopted in constituting the Cotton and Iron and Steel Committees of Inquiry, and not to have interests, as such, represented. It has been the experience of the Civil Research Committee that sectional representation is not conducive to the best results.
§ Major-General Sir ROBERT HUTCHISON
Have any special arrangements been made for visiting Edinburgh to take Scottish evidence?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Yes, it was proposed—I do not know about sitting in Edinburgh—to sit at the various ports as may be found desirable. As regards the other question, this is an inquiry into the conduct of an industry, which is a separate and distinct issue.