HC Deb 18 December 1934 vol 296 c952

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will draw the attention of the Food Council to the large difference in the retail price of fresh herrings and the price received by the fishing fleets?


I have no doubt that the Food Council are fully aware of the difference in price to which my hon. Friend refers. They made a full report on fish prices which was published in 1927, and their conclusions on this particular question appear, in general, to be applicable to present conditions.


Do not the circumstances of this question illustrate the necessity for a thorough investigation into the question of prices, a matter which I have frequently urged on my right hon. Friend?

Viscountess ASTOR

In view of the injunction to eat more fish, will not the right hon. Gentleman do something drastic to enable the people to get fish at reasonable prices?

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