HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 c604
58. Sir L. Lyle

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will consider remodelling the fish-price control scheme in the direction of differentiating between large and small fish, and fresh and frozen fish, respectively; and whether he can state the views of those interested as to how the scheme, as a whole, is working?

Major Lloyd George

Experience of the working of the scheme of maximum prices for fish during the brief period since it came into operation on 30th June has not indicated that further differentiation on the lines suggested is immediately desirable. The price schedule already differentiates between fresh and frozen fish of a number of varieties. Trade comment on the working of the scheme as a whole is favourable.

Mr. Loftus

Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that over a large area of East Anglia there is almost a famine in the cheaper kinds of fish eaten by the mass of our people, and will he consider representations upon that point?

Major Lloyd George