HC Deb 19 May 1936 vol 312 c986

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Government are now in a position to announce the action which it is proposed to take on the report of the Sea Fish Commission?

Lieut. - Colonel COLVILLE

It is desirable that the views of the different sections of the white-fish industry should be available before the Government reach a decision on the recommendations contained in the report as to the organisation of the industry, and steps have been taken to obtain these. The recommendations cover a wide field, and some time must elapse before the views of all the sectional interests concerned can be received and considered.


In view of the grave depression in the fishing industry, can the hon. and gallant Gentleman assure the House that this procedure will be accelerated as much as possible?

Lieut.-Colonel COLVILLE

Yes, Sir.