HC Deb 19 December 1945 vol 417 c1333
59. Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence

asked the Minister of Food why the herring fishermen in the Clyde area are not implementing the agreement recently concluded with his Department by which they undertook to land herring for packing and export to the Continent.

Sir B. Smith

No formal agreement was made with the Clyde fishermen in regard to the scheme to export surplus herring to the Continent, although their representatives were consulted and agreed to the prices offered. I am unable to say precisely why the Clyde fishermen did not respond to the scheme, but it seems likely that the main reason was their preoccupation with other forms of fishing.