53. Mr. Robertson
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, with the object of lowering fish prices, he will consider chartering all trawlers and drifters now fishing on similar terms to those of the Admiralty; the appointment of a panel of three expert trawl masters to manage the fleet; and the payment of fixed and fair wages to the fishermen with a bonus on the results of each voyage?
I have noted my hon. Friend's suggestion. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Food is already actively 1427 considering, in consultation with the different sections of the fishing industry and fish trade, the question of the control of prices of white fish. Maximum prices are already in force for herrings.