HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 c241W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate his Department has made of the economic value of shellfish production lost as a result of the imposition of closing and cleansing orders under the Public Health (Shellfish) Regulations, 1934.

Mr. Prior

None, since the necessary information is not available. In any case most orders permit the sale of cleansed shellfish and so avoid loss of production.