HC Deb 29 July 1949 vol 467 cc188-9W
Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the Herring Industry Board's Report, covering the 1948 season, will not be available for debate in Parliament until the 1949 Scottish season is over.

Mr. Woodburn

In accordance with the Herring Industry Act, 1935, the Annual Report of the Herring Industry Board covers their financial year which ends on 31st March and a reasonable time is required for the preparation and publication of the Report which has to be accompanied by their audited accounts.