HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 c1154
50. Mr. Spearman

asked the Minister of Food if he will give an assurance that the herring meal and oil factory at Hull will be capable of absorbing any surplus herring caught on the Yorkshire coast.

The Minister of Food (Mr. Strachey)

I hope that it will be possible to arrange for surplus herrings, landed on the North-East coast of England in 1947, to be processed into oil and meal at Hull and elsewhere. Herring catches are extremely variable, so I cannot promise that every surplus landed can be used in this way