HC Deb 18 April 1932 vol 264 cc1239-40
33. Sir A. M. SAMUEL

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to act on paragraphs 87 to 90 of the Fishing Industry Report [Cmd. 4012], 1932, by adopting the principles of the Horticultural Sales Act, 1926, so as to prevent abuses detected by the Food Council arising from the fact that fish salesmen act as merchants, buying and selling on their own account, and as commissioned salesmen on behalf of port wholesale merchants?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir John Gilmour)

As I intimated in reply to a question by my hon. Friend on Wednesday last, I am considering the report referred to, in consultation with other Ministers concerned, and I regret I cannot anticipate what conclusions may be reached in regard to any of the recommendations contained therein.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether he is considering specifically this point, or whether this particular matter will be dealt with in the general examination of the report?


I hope to examine the report in detail.

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