§ Mr. LOFTUS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has considered the representations from county and municipal authorities with regard to the present state of the herring fisheries; 394W and if he proposes to take any action thereon?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
Yes, Sir. Full consideration has been given to the representations in question. The representations refer especially to the great desirability of ensuring the market in foreign countries for the produce of the herring fisheries. As my hon. Friend will recall, I informed the House on Tuesday last that most active steps were being taken to arrive at an agreement for mutual trade with Germany, and I would further refer my hon. Friend to the answer to further questions to my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade on the Order Paper.