HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 cc18-9W
56. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to state the number and positions of factories in Scotland for the production of fish meal and fish oil; how many processing plants there are; how many are needed; and what steps are now being taken by him to extend and encourage these industries.

Mr. J. Stuart

There are twelve fish meal and oil factories in Scotland including five at Aberdeen and one each at Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Falkirk, Stornoway, Wick, Thurso and Shetland. Two more factories are planned, one by the Herring Industry Board at Mallaig and one by a private concern in Ayrshire. I have no evidence that more are needed, but the Herring Industry Board and White Fish Authority would consider any specific proposals on their merits.