Inshore Fishermen (Earnings).

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Photo of Sir Samuel Storey Sir Samuel Storey , Sunderland

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is now able to make a statement upon the position of inshore fishermen under the Fish (Maximum Prices) Order, 1941?

Major Lloyd George:

The question of the remuneration of inshore fishermen under price control has been under careful consideration and detailed investigations into their earnings in certain localities have been made. These inquiries have shown that on the whole the present range of prices gives inshore fishermen as a class a fair remuneration. I am, however, aware that in certain districts and particularly during the past few exceptionally bad fishing months, the earnings of inshore fishermen have not been at a satisfactory level. I can at present see no way of improving the position in these cases, but the possibility of doing so will be further examined.