HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 cc952-3W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will make a full statement concerning the annual progress and cost of the experiment in mussel culture near Conway?


I presume that the hon. and gallant Member's question relates to the work of mussel cleansing at Conway, and I would therefore refer him to pages 96–102 and 105–109 of the Report on Sea Fisheries for the years 1919–1923 which contains a full account of the work during that period, which has since been continued substantially on the lines therein described. The trading and profit and loss account for the season 1923–24 is as follows:

the employment of a number of unskilled men.


asked the Minister of Agriculture what methods are being adopted in the experimental scheme for the reclamation of part of the Wash; and what progress has so far been made?


The method adopted has been principally the use of mechanical means of a somewhat novel character for the purpose of forming the bank which is being built up to secure the land in process of reclamation. Large scoops capable of moving about four tons at each operation worked by four pairs of engines are being used. The total length of the bank will be about 105 chains, and it is anticipated that by the end of the month 59 chains will have been completed.