§ Major COLFOX
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture how many steam trawlers are now fishing for Government account under the direction of the Ministry of Fisheries; whether he will produce a full statement of the Government revenue and expenditure in connection with this undertaking, including the charges for salaries and travelling expenses of the officials engaged in supervising it; if not immediately available, when will the accounts be laid before the House of Commons; and in what part of the Estimates does the undertaking occur?
§ Sir J. CRAIG
I have been asked to reply to this question. Thirty-five Admiralty trawlers are temporarily employed on fishing in the circumstances which have already been stated in my reply of 16th August last to the hon. and gallant Member for Buckingham (Captain Bowyer). With regard to the further particulars asked for, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for Buckingham on the same date by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries, to which there is nothing to add.