HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 cc293-4
70. Mr. Denville

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, in view of the many grievances entertained by the fried fish industry in respect of classification of certain foods, he will receive a deputation at an early date to discuss these matters?

Mr. Whiteley

My Noble Friend is not aware of any difficulties experienced by fish friers in respect of the classification of certain foods, but if my hon. Friend will let him have particulars he will consider whether an interview with a representative of the industry would be of assistance.

Mr. Mander

Is it not the case that there are other points also on which the fried fish industry is very anxious to consult with the Ministry, and will the Minister be prepared to receive a deputation on other points as well?

Mr. Whiteley

The Ministry has already met the wholesale fish merchants, and conferences have been held in an endeavour to draw up a workable scheme that will assist both fish friers and fish merchants generally.