HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc68-9W
80. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Food what steps he is taking to popularise the herring; and what re-frigeration plants are being installed to ensure that this type of food is not wasted during the summer months.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend will arrange for suitable publicity during the main herring seasons. The existing commercial plants for quick freezing at Fraserburgh, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth will again be working during 1946; the last, it is hoped, will be considerably extended before the season opens. New plant is being installed by the Herring Industry Board at Lerwick and by a commercial undertaking at Leith. I should add that the output of these plants is not sufficient to prevent waste on days of heavy landings, but that arrangements are in hand for the expansion of other forms of processing.