HC Deb 05 May 1955 vol 540 cc152-3W
28. Miss Ward

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that the price of herring, fixed by the Herring Board, has resulted in lack of buyers at North Shields; and whether he will investigate the matter, with a view to safeguarding the herring trade at this port.

Mr. Nugent

We are aware of, and shall continue to watch, the position. I hope the buyers at North Shields will re-consider their decision. The minimum price was approved as fair to all after full consideration of representations from different sections of the trade.