HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 c189
42. Mr. Grimond

asked the President of the Board of Trade if there is now sufficient fishmeal to keep the factories occupied; and what is now the purpose of maintaining the duty on imported her rings for meal when some of the factories are sometimes closed for lack of supplies.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

The Board of Trade announced on 20th November, 1958, that it was considering an application for the exemption from import duty of herring imported for reduction to meal and oil. I hope it will be possible to announce a decision soon.

Mr. Grimond

I am grateful for that Reply, but has the Minister any up-to-date information about the position of the fishmeal factories and whether they have supplies or not?

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

There are some reports from the factory which are being studied at the moment in connection with this application.

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