HC Deb 24 June 1958 vol 590 c226
26 and 27. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what steps are being taken by the Herring Industry Board to facilitate and increase the sale of herring from Scotland to East Germany this year and in the coming years;

(2) to what extent, and in what way, the Herring Industry Board has been advising and assisting persons anxious to sell herring to East Germany.

Mr. Maclay

For a number of years, the Herring Industry Board has arranged to sell cured and quick-frozen herring to East Germany in exchange for fertilisers and other goods, and it also notifies the appropriate trade associations of any opportunities which may arise for private sales. Some contracts for the current year have already been concluded and negotiations are proceeding for further contracts.

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