HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 c33
66. Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will make a public announcement to the effect that any trawler-owner who keeps his craft in port without satisfactory reason will be deprived of all control over his fleet, and thereby put out of business for the duration of the war?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

I am not aware of any case of trawler owners keeping their vessels in port without good reason, but if any such case were brought to my notice, I should certainly take appropriate action.