§ 48. Mr. FENBY
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the great national importance of agriculture and fisheries, he will consider taking steps to end the present combined Ministerial control of these industries by setting up separate Departments for agriculture and fisheries, each with a Minister responsible to this House?
§ Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
I am afraid that the Prime Minister cannot see any good reason to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.
§ Mr. CHAMBERLAIN
I will have my right hon. Friend's attention directed to the alternative suggestion.
§ Mr. HARDIE
Are the Government paying attention to the facts that are being developed by their own lecturers, as to the great waste of fish, especially plaice, under the system of trawling, where small fish are killed by the thousand in order to get a few big ones?