HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 cc1287-8W

asked the Prime Minister whether a Special Committee, described as the Fish Committee, has been appointed and sits at regular intervals to advise Government Departments on questions affecting the British fishing industry under existing conditions; if so, how is it composed; whether Scotland, whose fishing interests are so important, is represented on it; and, if so, by whom?


The President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries has appointed a Departmental Committee, the constitution of which will shortly be published, to endeavour by various means to increase or to maintain the output of British-caught fish for home consumption, and to advise him and the Food Controller on matters affecting the distribution of fish and on the subject of propaganda for the encouragement of the home consumption of fish in various forms of cure in which it is not commonly consumed in this country. The Committee, on which the Ministry of Food is represented, is primarily concerned with the maintenance of the fish supplies in England and Wales, and there is no representative of Scotland on it. Its functions are generally analogous to those of the Food Production Department on the agricultural side of the Board.

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