HC Deb 02 March 1959 vol 601 c13W
Mr. Grimond

asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations have been made to Russia to take cured spent herring.

Sir D. Eccles

In the course of the negotiations last summer for the 1958–59 herring contract the Herring Industry Board made strong representations to the Russians to take some spent herring. The Russians insisted, however, that they would buy only cured herring of the kind they ordinarily take from us.