§ 21. Mr. Edward Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the Herring Industry Board have any plans for the development of the mechanically driven net roller, recently used in the drifter-trawler "Dauntless Star" at Lowestoft, when 100 cran of herring and 80 nets were hauled aboard in record time; and whether every encouragement and assistance will be given to extend the use of labour saving devices in the herring fishing industry.
§ Mr. Woodburn
The Herring Industry Board are always anxious to encourage the extension and development of suitable labour-saving devices in the herring industry; they are at present investigating the subject of mechanically driven net rollers such as that installed in the motor drifter "Dauntless Star," but are not yet in a position to state their conclusions.