HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2150
19. Squadron-Leader Kinghorn

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will take steps to establish long-term arrangements for expanding imports of British herring into Italy, during the negotiations with the Italian trade delegation now in this country.

Sir S. Cripps

The steps necessary to facilitate the resumption and expansion of our traditional exports, including herring, are among the matters now under discussion with the Italian trade delegation.

Mr. Douglas Marshall

May I ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman to take pilchards into consideration when these discussions are taking place?

Sir S. Cripps

We are taking everything into consideration.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman see that wider powers are given to the Herring Industry Board to cover these sales in other countries in Europe as well as Italy?

Sir S. Cripps

That is not a matter for me.

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