§ 54. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries what steps he is taking to re-stock the 508 pre-war oyster beds round our coasts; and to what extent are oysters being exported to hard currency countries.
§ The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. Thomas Williams)
A research station has recently been established at Burnham-on-Crouch to investigate problems affecting the restoration and development of oyster beds. Import licences for seed oysters are freely granted. Exports of oysters are negligible.
§ Mr. Douglas Marshall
Will the Minister examine the possibility of reopening old beds in South-East Cornwall?