§ Mr. R. YOUNG
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been directed to the statement on page 10 of the Forty-third Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland to the effect that fishermen do not always get economic prices for their fish; and, if so, whether he proposes to take the action suggested by the Board in setting up a committee of investigation into the difference in costs between the price obtained by the fishermen and the price paid by the consumer?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware of the statement referred to, which should, however, be read in conjunction with the rest 1223W of the passage in the Board's Report. The question of the difference between the price obtained by the fishermen and the price paid by the consumer is one which comes within the purview of the Food Council, and I would refer to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on the 1st of December to the effect that the Council will no doubt consider it in due course. In the circumstances, I do not propose to set up a separate committee of investigation.