§ Mr. Boothby
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is satisfied that the present powers of the Herring Industry Board with regard to the purchase, sale and distribution of herring are adequate; and, if not, whether he will introduce legislation to increase them.
§ Mr. T. Fraser
I am informed that the Board consider that extension of the trading powers conferred upon them by the existing scheme under the Herring Industry Acts will be required before the opening of the fishing season next year. For this purpose it will be necessary for the Board, after consultation with the industry, to submit an amending scheme to Ministers. I can assure the hon. Member that such submission will be sympathetically considered.