§ Colonel Carver
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will define what is recognised as fish by his Department; and whether the following come under this category: lobster, crab, crayfish, eels, whitebait, smoked salmon, sardines, cockles and mussels?
Major Lloyd George
The definition of fish varies in different Orders according to the purpose of the Order. For example, in the recent Maximum Price Order the definition is wide, namelyany fish found in the sea whether fresh, frozen, smoked, cured, salted or otherwise processed other than shellfish, salmon, trout and pickled herrings and includes any part of a fish but docs not include fish paste, fish cakes or fish preserved in air-tight containers.The definition in the Food (Restrictions on Meals in Establishments) Order, 1941, is:Fish includes any part of a fish and includes lobsters, crabs and crayfish but does not include for the purposes of this Order oysters, whitebait or smoked salmon.