§ 99. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the weight and money value of the fish exported from Aberdeen to Russia, Canada and Africa. respectively, during each of the last five years to the latest convenient date.
§ Mr. Maclay
As the hon. and learned Member is aware, the detailed information he wants is not available and could 155W not be obtained without disproportionate trouble and expense. I am, however, circulating below the figures of total exports of fish and fish preparations from Aberdeen in the last five years. These figures do not represent the total exports of fish landed at Aberdeen since the bulk of the fish exported is consigned abroad through other ports.
Following are the figures:
— Cwt. Value £ 1953 … … … 23,208 77,048 1954 … … … 1,025 9,149 1955 … … … 9,504 45,550 1956 … … … 22,639 95,838 1957 … … … 975 5,995
§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland details of the weight of fish landed by Aberdeen-based trawlers at English ports for each of the last five years, indicating what English ports and the weight of fish landed at each.
§ Mr. Maclay
I regret that the information required is not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate trouble and expense.