HC Deb 23 October 1956 vol 558 cc477-8
40. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the problems arising from the termination on 30th April of the rejection scheme of the Herring Industry Board ; and if he will indicate his present plans in this matter.

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. James Stuart)

A new rule, with the same effect in regard to rejection as the pre- vious one, came into operation on the 1st May. The second part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.

Mr. Hughes

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware of the recent statement by the Chairman of the Herring Industry Board expressing the need to work out some system whereby fair shares would be accorded to a large section of the industry? What is he doing about that?

Mr. Stuart

That is another question. I have no doubt that the Herring Industry Board will do its best in all these matters.

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