HC Deb 27 March 1919 vol 114 cc638-40W

asked the Secretary for Scotland what is the amount spent by the Governments of the United States, Japan, and Canada, respectively, on the development of sea fisheries?


I am informed by the Fishery Board for Scotland that the appropriation for the United States of America Bureau of Fisheries for the year ending 30th June, 1918, amounted to 1,263,560 dollars; and that the latest reports available as regards Canada shows that in the year 1917 the total expenditure on the Canadian fisheries was 951,384 dollars. Of these respective amounts about one-third appears to be attributable to items which include development, but I am unable to say what amount represents development in the strict sense. I am not in possession of information upon this point in relation to the Japanese fisheries.