HC Deb 03 May 1937 vol 323 cc777-8
36. Mr. Adamson

asked the Minister of Agriculture the total amount paid to the Herring Industry Board from the 1d. in the £ levy upon the herring catch of last season up to February, 1937; and whether the amount of levy is to be increased for next season?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am informed that the total amount received by the board in respect of their levy of 1d. in the £ on first sales of herring (including imported herring) during the year ended 31st January, 1937, was £10,785. As from 1st February, 1937, the rate of the levy was increased to 2d. in the £.

Mr. Adamson

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the levy is paid by the owners in its entirety, or whether any part of it is charged against the share payment of the crews?

Mr. Morrison

I shall require notice of that question.