§ 6. Mr. Driberg
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will mike a statement on the research 970 undertaken by his Department's scientific experts into the language of cod while mating.
§ Mr. John Hare
These investigations are part of important work being carried out to assist in the detection of different species of fish by scientific instruments. They are not yet sufficiently advanced for me to be able to satisfy the hon. Member's interest in this important subject.
§ Mr. Driberg
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the widespread interest in the romantic underwater world opened up in recent years by M. Cousteau and others? Would he care to give the House an impression of the sounds produced and, I believe, recorded during the amorous exchanges of these interesting fish?