HC Deb 11 February 1946 vol 419 c20W
Mr. Boothby

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in view of the shortage of food, he will take steps to secure an immediate resumption of the issue of licences for the purchase of herring, seine, and ring nets.

Sir S. Cripps

Every effort is being made to secure additional labour in order to increase the production of these nets. The licences already issued will exhaust the capacity available for home fishing for the remainder of the current allocation period up to 30th June, 1946. In the event of additional capacity becoming available, further licences will be issued.