HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2331-2W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether his attention has been called to the order of the German Government that, on certain days, fish shall be issued as rations to the armed forces; and whether, with a view to assisting the herring-fishing industry, he will give instructions that rations in His Majesty's Air Force shall consist of herrings in one form or another on at least one day in the week?


No, Sir. Fish is not an item of the ration issued in kind, and it is left to the messes to decide whether they will buy it out of their cash allowance or not. Herrings are regularly quoted in the price lists of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, and are no doubt purchased as often as desired by the airmen generally.