HC Deb 27 February 1946 vol 419 cc1891-2
8. Mr. J. J. Robertson

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if, in the disposal of. admiralty-built M.F.V.s, he will give first opportunity of purchase to fishermen whose vessels have been lost on Admiralty service during the war.

Mr. Alexander

The allocation of Admiralty-built M.F.V.'s released to; the fishing industry is decided by my right hon. Friends, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the Secretary of State for Scotland, who are in the best position to judge the relative priority of applications to purchase.

Mr. Maclay

What steps has the right hon. Gentleman's Department taken to make details of these vessels available to fishermen who may wish to purchase them now?

Mr. Alexander

That is rather a detailed question. I could supply the hon. Member with particulars if he would drop me a line. There certainly have been very adequate steps taken.

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