Oyster Beds (Research)

Oral Answers to Questions — Burma – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th September 1948.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge Mr Thomas Skeffington-Lodge , Bedford 12:00 am, 20th September 1948

asked the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries what steps he is taking to re-stock the pre-war oyster beds round our coasts; and to what extent are oysters being exported to hard currency countries.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

A research station has recently been established at Burnham-on-Crouch to investigate problems affecting the restoration and development of oyster beds. Import licences for seed oysters are freely granted. Exports of oysters are negligible.

Photo of Commander Sir Douglas Marshall Commander Sir Douglas Marshall , Bodmin

Will the Minister examine the possibility of reopening old beds in South-East Cornwall?