HC Deb 12 March 1941 vol 369 cc1305-6W
Mr. Sloan

asked the Minister of Labour is he is aware of the depletion of fishermen on the West Clyde coast and the impossibility of replacing them; and whether he will consider the advisability of making fishing a protected industry with a reserved age of 30 years?

Mr. Tomlinson

My right hon. Friend does not see his way to alter the Schedule of Reserved Occupations as suggested. It has hitherto been found possible to meet the shortage of fishermen in certain areas by transference from other areas. Inquiries are being made to see whether this is possible in the present instance.