§ 30. Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has now heard 18 from the Herring Industry Board regarding the report of Mr. Sam Reid, Greenock, and Mr. G. W. B. Leslie, Sumburgh, relative to spotting herring shoals from the air; and whether he will now make a statement on the effectiveness of such spotting and on the provision of a wireless-equipped aeroplane for this work?
§ Sir R. Dorman Smith
The report to which the hon. Member refers deals with some experimental aerial spotting of herring which was done in the Shetland area last year, with the aid of a contribution from the Herring Industry Board. I understand that the board are (not satisfied that the value of aerial spotting is proved, but are desirous of carrying out further experiments.