HC Deb 14 January 1918 vol 101 c54W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the Development Commissioners have sanctioned an advance of £50,000 for the provision of motor power in fishing boats in England and Wales, and that a sum of £3,000 has been advanced for the same purpose in Ireland; whether corresponding advances have been sanctioned in the case of Scotland; and, if not, whether the Scottish Fishery Board has made application for such advances?


The facts stated in the first part of the question are substantially correct; the answer to the second and third parts is in the negative. I would refer the hon. Baronet to the observations made by the Scottish Sea Fisheries Committee upon this subject in their Report, which was issued a few months ago.