§ 93. Mr. Hayman
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will institute an inquiry into the increases in the prices of nets and line hooks, which are essential equipment for most Cornish fishermen, with a view to controlling these.
§ Mr. Rhodes
The increase in fishing net prices is due to substantial increases in the cost of cotton, sisal and other raw materials which have to be imported at world prices. The Central Price Regulation Committee already control prices of herring drift nets, and they have received no evidence that the prices of other types are out of line with the herring net prices. The Committee are making inquiries about the price of hooks.