§ Sir B. Neven-Spence
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that orders placed for herring nets eighteen months ago are still unfulfilled, owing to the inadequate quota of cotton allowed for making nets for the British fishing fleet; and if he will consider increasing the quota so that no fisherman may be debarred through lack of nets from augmenting the nation's food supplies during the forthcoming herring fishing season.
§ Mr. H. Wilson
I am aware that in some cases orders placed for herring nets4W eighteen months ago are still unfulfilled, but this is due to shortages of labour in the weaving of the nets and the subsequent processes of rigging, mounting, etc. The question of increasing the quota of cotton does not therefore arise.