Herring Fishing Industry

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons on 17th November 1942.

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Photo of Mr Robert Boothby Mr Robert Boothby , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Eastern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Committee which is inquiring into the herring fishing industry is expected to report?

Mr. Johnston:

I understand that an interim report on certain points which are considered to be of immediate importance will be submitted by the Committee at an early date.

Photo of Mr Pierse Loftus Mr Pierse Loftus , Lowestoft

Are any representatives of the English fishing industry on the Committee? Is my right hon. Friend aware that a large proportion of the herring caught in peace-time are caught by English boats, and that the English boats are entitled, therefore, to representation?

Mr. Johnston:

I should like to see those Questions on the Order Paper.

Photo of Sir James Henderson-Stewart Sir James Henderson-Stewart , Fife Eastern

Will that interim report be a public document?

Mr. Johnston:

I think so, but I cannot pledge myself offhand.