HC Deb 03 March 1925 vol 181 cc263-4W

asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount spent last year on fishery research; and if he will give particulars of the work done by that department of the Ministry?


The amount spent on fishery research from the Ministry's Vote (partly recouped by a grant from the Development Fund) during 1923–24 iva, £27,625. In addition, grants amounting in the aggregate to £11,600 were made by the Development Commissioners on the recommendation of the Ministry. direct to the Marine. Biological Association, Plymouth, Armstrong College, the University of Liverpool, and the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), for fundamental research, mainly biological. into problems connected with fish and the conditions of their life. For a fuller account of the researches on which money was spent, I would refer my hon. Friend to chapter VI, and pages 28 and 35 of the introductory chapter of a Report on Sea Fisheries, due to be published by the end of this week, a copy of which I will send to him.