HC Deb 08 May 1934 vol 289 c904
29. Sir M. SUETER

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any information to show whether the fall in the sale of British-caught herring to Germany last year was caused by restrictions and currency difficulties, or by the action of the German Government in granting subsidies and the expenditure of large sums on new boats?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

I have no doubt that the German import duties and currency restrictions, and also the augmentation of their fishing fleet, to which it is believed that the German Government have given some financial support, have contributed to the decline in the sale of British-caught herring in Germany, but I am unable to say how much of that decline is attributable to any one cause.