HC Deb 11 March 1947 vol 434 cc151-2W
77 Squadron-Leader Kinghorn

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to see that the herring fleet will have an adequate supply of nets later this year, in view of the delay of over 12 months experienced by purchasers before they can obtain supplies.

Mr. Belcher

The netting industry has been working to the fullest capacity which its labour force allows, and output for the home market is about equal to that of prewar. The demand for herring nets has, however, greatly increased and some delay in deliveries is unavoidable. It is most desirable that used herring nets should be reconditioned and mended to the greatest possible extent.