Fishery Research Stations

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire – in the House of Commons on 1st March 1944.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will set up in East Africa as soon as circumstances permit, regional research stations for fresh water and marine fisheries, respectively; and whether Nyasaland, Northern Rhodesia and the Seychelles will be brought into any such schemes.

Photo of Mr Paul Emrys-Evans Mr Paul Emrys-Evans , Derbyshire Southern

The establishment of regional fishery research stations in suitable parts of the Colonial Empire, including East Africa, as soon as circumstances permit is under consideration. The location of these stations and the Territories which each of them should serve will be considered in consultation with the Government concerned.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Will the Minister nor ask the Department to speed up this matter, because the delay is a little alarming?

Photo of Mr Paul Emrys-Evans Mr Paul Emrys-Evans , Derbyshire Southern

All those considerations are held up to some extent by war conditions, but my right hon. Friend is doing everything he can in the matter.