§ 48. Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he proposes to requisition fishing boats not required for Naval use for full-time fishing, with captains and crews salaried by his Ministry; and what other steps he intends to take to cheapen the retail price and increase the supplies of fish?
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture (Mr. T. Williams)
My right hon. Friend has noted my hon. Friend's suggestion but docs not, 157 at present, contemplate such action as is suggested in the first part of the Question. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Food has already fixed maximum prices for Iceland cod, and has under consideration the extension of price control to other varieties of white fish.