HC Deb 12 December 1933 vol 284 cc178-80

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of cases heard in Glasgow rent court for each year from 1918 to 1933 for the years ended 31st October, and th'e number of eviction orders granted for each year?


As the answer involves a table of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are. the figures:

cially helping a campaign with the object of popularising herring as an article of food?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to my statement in the Debate last week, in which I indicated willingness to consider co-operation with the industry in any real effort they may organise to popularise home consumption by an "Eat More Herring" campaign.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the money saved from unemployment benefit could be usefully applied to a subsidy as a stimulus to this very important industry?


The House knows that this matter was debated last week, and I then stated the intention of the Government.

Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

Will the right hon. Gentleman invite the attention of the Loch Ness monster?


asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to the recent report by the Fishery Board for Scotland that no real attempt had been made to develop the inshore fisheries along the Scottish coast, and that much information was available, in the event of a decision to develop them; and whether he has any measures to propose to carry out the policy of development recommended by the Fishery Board?


As stated in the recent Debate, I have sent investigators to examine the possibilities of inshore fishing on the West Coast which was specially mentioned in the Fishery Board's report. Circumstances have materially changed since 1919 when that report was made.

28. Sir M. WOOD

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the existence of a system whereby fish from Holland and Belgium is sent to a forwarding agent in London, who in turn forwards the fish to France under his own name so that the foreign fish may be debited against the quota of fish allowed from this country to France; and whether he is taking any steps to put an end to this practice?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

I have no information as to the extent of the practice to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers. I have, however, no power to prevent it so long as the quotas of fish which Holland and Belgium are permitted to send to this country under the Sea-Fishing Industry (Regulation of Landing) Order, 1933, are not exceeded, since United Kingdom exporters are not required to confine their trade to fish of British origin.


Can nothing be done to stop this practice?