§ Mr. Boothby
asked the Minister of War Transport whether, in view of the shortage of food, he will take steps to expedite the survey and reconstruction of all craft now designated for release to the fishing industry.
§ Mr. Barnes
The control of ship repair facilities and licensing of repairs are functions of the Admiralty, and I am informed that they are in closest contact with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries respecting the rehabilitation of the fishing fleet. In so far as my Department is concerned, everything is being done to expedite the surveys of vessels coming off service.