§ Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the amount and value of the sales of herring to East Germany during this year; and what plans the Herring Industry Board have to assist and increase this trade in 1959.
§ Mr. Maclay
I am informed by the Herring Industry Board that 15,062 barrels of herring valued at£100,311 have been sold this year to East Germany. I understand that the Board's agents have already started negotiations for further contracts next year and that no effort will be spared to increase both the cured and frozen herring trade with East Germany.