Sir G. ENTOUL
asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the total value of fish brought into the United Kingdom in 1928; what proportion was of British catching; what proportion consisted of foreign landings direct from the fishing; and what amount was brought from the Empire and from foreign countries, respectively?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
Expressed in round figures, the total Value of fish brought into the United Kingdom in 1928 was £32,000,000. Of this sum, 57.6 per cent. represents fish of British catching, 4.2 per cent. fish landed direct from the fishing grounds by foreign vessels, 6.6 per cent. fish imported from British possessions, and 31.6 per cent. fish imported from foreign countries. Of the value of fish imported from British possessions and foreign countries, 60 per cent. represents the value of canned fish of various descriptions. For details I would refer the hon. Member to the Statistical Tables recently published by the Ministry.