§ 50. Sir EDMUND FINDLAY
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, whether he will consider taking special steps to safeguard the herring industry in view of the importance of its personnel and products to national defence?
§ The MINISTER for the CO-ORDINATION of DEFENCE (Sir Thomas Inskip)
As my hon. Friend is aware, the Herring Industry Board set up under the Herring Industry Act, 1935, is taking certain measures for the benefit of the herring industry. Should the necessity for further measures arise, I will bear in mind the suggestion made by my hon. Friend.
§ Sir E. FINDLAY
Is my right hon. Friend in agreement with the latest report of the Herring Industry Board; and does he not consider that further steps should be taken?
§ Sir T. INSKIP
I said in my answer that consideration would be given to the necessity for further steps when the results of the 1935 Act had been observed.
§ Mr. CARTLAND
Does the right hon. Gentleman not consider that this is only 1995 one aspect of the question of food supplies and defence; and will he be prepared to make a statement at an early date, not only with regard to herring but with regard to all food supplies.