§ Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 6g.
§ [Captain BOURNE in the Chair.]
Motion made, and Question proposed,
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make provision for the better organisation of the white fish industry, to amend the Sea-Fishing Industry Act, 1933, the Whaling Industry (Regulation) Act, 1934, Part IV of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and other enactments relating to sea fisheries, and to make provision for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, it is experient to authorize—
§ 10.55 p.m.
§ Mr. Garro Jones
May I ask whether it is proposed to make any provision for 715 the payment of the independent chairman of the Joint Council and the independent members of the marketing boards? I think everybody recognises that a great deal of work in the interests of the industry will be done by the chairman of the Joint Council and the three or four independent members of each marketing board. Is it proposed to make any arrangement as regards their payment?
§ 10.56 p.m.
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
That is a question which one could not answer in advance of the coming into operation of the Bill. It is sometimes possible, in my Department, to get the services of an independent man in one of these posts for no remuneration. In other cases the circumstances of the best man who is available may make it advisable that he should be remunerated out of the public funds for the duties which he performs. Until the Bill has become law, it will not be possible to proceed to the selection and appointment of the persons who are to fill these posts, and I would, therefore, ask the hon. Member to wait until a later stage when it will be possible to give him the information for which he asks.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.