The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. D. Heathcoat Amory)
The necessary consultations with the fish trade organisations are now in hand and the Authority has assured me that it intends completing this investigation this year. I have asked the Authority to give it priority.
The Authority has made several investigations in the last year or two. This investigation, which it intends to carry out by a new sampling technique, covers the activities of wholesaling, fishmongering and fish frying. It is a complicated business, and I quite understand that it is bound to take some time.