HC Deb 19 May 1938 vol 336 cc700-1

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69.

Resolved, That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to amend the Herring Industry Act, 1935, to authorise the giving of further financial assistance to the Herring Industry Board and to herring fishermen, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, it is expedient—

  1. (a) to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—
  2. (i) in respect of the general administrative expenses of the Herring Industry Board (including the expenses of the Herring Industry Advisory Council constituted by the said Act and of any committee appointed by the board), of sums not exceeding sixty thousand pounds;
  3. (ii) in respect of such other expenses of the said board as may be specified in the said Act, of sums not exceeding the amount which with the sums paid in respect of the general administrative expenses of the board will amount to one hundred and twenty-five thousand pounds;
  4. (iii) of grants to herring fishermen, for the purpose of assisting in the provision of new motor boats which could not be provided without such assistance, so, however, that no grant in respect of any boat shall exceed one-third of the total cost thereof and the aggregate of the grants shall not exceed two hundred and fifty thousand pounds;
  5. (iv) into the Herring Fund Advances Account of such sums not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred and fifty thousand pounds, as may be required for the purpose of making advances Jo the Herring Industry Board towards their expenses in the exercise of their powers for the purposes mentioned in Sub-section (3) of Section nine of the Herring Industry Act, 1935, as amended by the said Act of the present Session;
  6. (v) of remuneration to the members, officers, and servants of the consumers' committee and of the committee of investigation appointed under Section four of the Herring Industry Act, 1935, and of such sums as may be necessary to defray the expenses of the said committees;
  7. (b) to authorise the payment into the Exchequer of all sums received by way of interest on, or repayment of the principal of, any advance made to the said board. [King's recommendation signified.]—(Mr. Wedderburn.)

Resolution to be reported upon Monday next.