HC Deb 06 August 1947 vol 441 c1464
59. Mr. Boothby

asked the Minister of Food whether he is aware that a consider able number of mackerel have recently been dumped into the sea at Peterhead; and what steps he has taken to find a market for mackerel which are surplus to the requirements of a particular port, or, alternatively, to process them into oil.

Mr. Strachey

We are seeing whether we can arrange to use mackerel for processing into oil and meal.

Mr. Boothby

Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that he had better see to it fairly quickly, or the mackerel will have gone away?

Mr. Strachey

Unfortunately, at present the factories say there are technical difficulties about using mackerel for this purpose.