§ 39. Mrs. COPELAND
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that large quantities of fish for distribution in important cities in the Midlands are delivered in wooden boxes bound with steel bands; that these boxes are often left lying in the sun over the week-end and that the consequent deterioration of the fish is very great; and will he take steps to ensure that proper refrigerated fish-vans are used so that the public receive the fish as fresh as possible?
My right hon. Friend was not aware of the circumstances mentioned in the first and second parts of the question. If, however, my hon. Friend will bring to his notice any specific instances he will forthwith have them investigated, and, if necessary, bring them to the notice of the Sea-Fish Commission which is now considering the whole question of the distribution of sea fish.