HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 cc2825-6
32. Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the total cost of the Sea-Fish Commission for its first year of operation, showing salaries, separately, and when its first report will be published.

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

As the reply contains a number of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the Official Report.

Mr. Garro Jones

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that the answer to the last part of this question cannot contain anything statistical, and, therefore, will he give me an answer to that?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

Certainly. The Commission's report reached my Department yesterday and will be published as soon as possible.

Following is the remainder of the reply:

The total net expenditure of the White Fish Commission for the period nth July, 1938, to 10th July, 1939, inclusive, was £2,092, made up as follows: —

Salaries 10,535
Travelling and miscellaneous expenses 784
Total 11,319
Less receipts from registration fees 9,227
Net Cost 2,092