HC Deb 07 February 1938 vol 331 cc682-3W
Sir A. Sinclair

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the serious conditions prevailing in the herring fishing, and the consequent unemployment and distress in fishing towns, he is yet in a position to announce the Government's decision on the proposals made to him in November last by the deputation from the herring fishing industry of England and Scotland?

Mr. Elliot

The proposals put forward in November last, which as the right hon. Gentleman will remember would involve legislation along with other representations also involving legislation recently received from various bodies, are being actively considered in connection with the Government's review of the general position of the fishing industry. The Minister of Agriculture and I received only last week a deputation from representative organisations of catchers and curers, and I shall endeavour to make a statement without avoidable delay.