HC Deb 31 July 1939 vol 350 c1962W
Mr. Windsor

asked the Minister of Agriculture to what extent the recent purchase of 86 trawlers by the Admiralty will further restrict the supplies of fish to the ports of Hull and Grimsby?

Sir W. Womersley

As my right hon. Friend has no precise knowledge of the intentions of the Hull and Grimsby trawler owners in regard to their voluntary restriction scheme, he is unable to estimate the extent to which fish supplies will be restricted, but he is confident that the trawler owners will take all possible steps to ensure that the market is adequately supplied.

Mr. Price

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that there is concern in certain districts of the Forest of Dean at the increase in the price of fish; and what restrictions are at present in operation concerning the landing of fish at the ports?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to my hon. Friends the Members for Warrington (Mr. Goldie), Doncaster (Mr. J. Morgan) and Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson) on 24th July, and my hon. Friends the Members for Rothwell (Mr. Lunn), Middleton and Prestwich (Sir N. Stewart Sandeman) and Wolverhampton, East (Mr. Mander) on 27th July.