HC Deb 05 February 1947 vol 432 cc350-1W
68. Lady Grant

asked the Minister of Food if the Norwegian Government asked for an increase in the price of herring this season; why a charge is to be made for containers, for which no charge has ever previously been made; and if he is aware that for processors to handle these herring on these terms will involve them in serious loss.

Dr. Summerskill

The answer to the first part is, "Yes, Sir." As to the second part a charge was made to freshers last year and is being made again this year. The proposal to extend it to processors has been dropped. The third part of the Question does not, therefore, arise.