HC Deb 03 August 1944 vol 402 c1602
49. Mr. Petherick

asked the Minister of Agriculture what action, similar to the Herring Industry Bill, he proposes to take to aid the pilchard fishing industry after the war.

Mr. Hudson

The importance of the pilchard fishing industry will not be overlooked in connection with the rehabilitation of inshore fisheries, which is now receiving my close attention.

Mr. Petherick

Can my right hon. Friend say whether he has anything specific in his mind in relation to the pilchard industry and its future?

Mr. Hudson

I have said that the whole question of inshore fisheries is receiving my consideration.