§ 63. Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what research his Department has made into the possibility of operating quick-freeze methods in fishing boats at sea.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Hugh Molson)
The Torry Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research has developed methods of quick freezing part of a trawler's catch of white fish at sea. Freezing equipment, for this purpose, has been designed and tried out on the Department's own research vessel. Arrangements to try out the equipment on a distant water commercial trawler are now being discussed with the White Fish Authority and the distant water section of the fish industry.