§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware that last week herring in the Clyde were fetching as low as is. 6d. a basket; that upwards of 3,000 baskets of herring were dumped in the Clyde; and, while there is a maximum of 24s. 6d. per basket fixed for herring, whether he will, in the interests of the fishermen and of the nation, fix a minimum price of 5s. a basket for herring?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I have made inquiry and find that in the week ended the 29th October, a quantity of herring, aggregating 927 cwts., was dumped in Clyde ports, but that the whole of these herring were of too small size to be saleable either for consumption as fresh herring or for curing or canning.