§ Mr. BARNES
asked the President of the Board of Trade if the Government have made a bargain with leading firms in Norway to buy up fish; if so, what becomes of the fish; and whether some of it is dumped on the Norwegian coast to rot?
§ Lord ROBERT CECIL
Large purchases of salted and preserved fish have been made, and although arrangements have been concluded for the sale of a considerable quantity of the fish purchased, there are still very large stores in Norway which are unsold. The fish purchased consists largely of salted herrings, for which there is only a very limited market in this, country.