HC Deb 08 May 1941 vol 371 c984W
Mr. Boothby

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether arrangements will be made to catch a sufficient quantity of herrings, during the forthcoming summer and autumn fishings, to satisfy all the possible requirements of this country?

Major Lloyd George

As my hon. Friend is aware, there are certain considerations affecting the herring fishery which make it unlikely that the quantities landed will be sufficient for the full requirements of the home market, and my Noble Friend trusts that the catchers will co-operate with him in making such arrangements as will ensure that the maximum quantities possible will be made available for consumption in this country.