HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 cc427-8W

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?


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.