HC Deb 11 July 1956 vol 556 c36W
Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, if he will give details of the future programme of the research ship "Sir William Hardy" with special relation to the testing of new methods of handling, storing and processing freshly caught fish.

Mr. Bevins

The ship will make trips ranging from the North Sea to Iceland, Greenland and the Faroes, during which experiments will be carried out on methods and the effects of washing fish at sea, on the use of boxes for fish stowage as compared with stowage in bulk on shelves, on the use of antibiotics in ice and in the freezing of fish at sea.