Herrings

Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 31 Hydref 1949.

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Photo of Major Sir Duncan McCallum Major Sir Duncan McCallum , Argyll 12:00, 31 Hydref 1949

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider transferring the powers and functions of his Department for the distribution of herring in the home market to the Herring Industry Board.

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend is, however, considering, in co-operation with the Fisheries Ministers and the Herring Industry Board, further measures to increase consumption of herrings in the home market.

Photo of Major Sir Duncan McCallum Major Sir Duncan McCallum , Argyll

Would it not be more efficient if the Herring Industry Board, which deals with klondyke herrings, also dealt with home market distribution?

Photo of Dr Edith Summerskill Dr Edith Summerskill , Fulham West

My Department protects the consumer, and we are not prepared to relinquish our powers.