§ 54. Mr. Spearman
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can give a comparison of the fish landings in the first quarter of 1950 as compared with those in the first quarter of 1946; and a comparison of the time taken.
Mr. T. Williams
Vessels of less than 15 tons gross in England and Wales landed 2,544 tons of white fish in the first quarter of 1946, and 1,832 tons in the first quarter of 1950. I am unable to give any figures about the time taken in catching these quantities. Other vessels in England and Wales landed 100,980 tons and 123,578 tons during these respective periods. The number of days spent at sea by these vessels being 33,273 and 54,150.