HC Deb 06 June 1945 vol 411 c900W
Mr. Jewson

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will now release a number of drifters and drifter trawlers suitable for the East Anglian ports with a view to the autumn fishing.

Mr. Bracken

28 steam drifters requisitioned from East Anglian ports are about to be reconverted for fishing. The remaining East Anglian fishing vessels will be released as soon as operational requirements permit.

Mr. Gledhill

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps he is taking, in conjunction with the Ministry of Labour, to see that adequate crews are available for all trawlers released from the Admiralty service and refitted for fishing duties.

Mr. Bracken

Arrangements have been made to release sufficient men from the Navy to complete the crews of all the trawlers which have so far been returned to fishing. Arrangements for manning the further trawlers now becoming available are being made in conjunction with the other Ministers concerned.