HC Deb 20 October 1953 vol 518 cc1796-7
34. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works as representing the Lord President of the Council, if he will make a statement on the steps which have recently been taken to solve the problems relating to the quick-freezing and preservation of fish.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Hugh Molson)

I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the replies given on 30th June and 14th July to the hon. Member for Inverness (Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton).

Mr. Hughes

Is the Minister suggesting that he has done nothing since those replies were given, and does he realise that this method is one way of satisfying the urgent demand of the public for fish that can be supplied? Surely, he ought to do something about it?

Mr. Molson

If the hon. and learned Member will refer to the reply which I gave on 14th July, he will see that I stated that experimental trials were being made at that time and that they were still going on.

Mr. Hughes

But three months have since passed.

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