§ 33. Mr. James Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what talks he has had with the White Fish Authority regarding the formulation of a scheme for the establishment of minimum prices in the white fish industry; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Johnson
While thanking my hon. Friend for his usual candour, may I ask him whether he is aware that this delay is becoming a little niggling? Could he possibly give us a date when this report may come?
§ Mr. Godber
On this point, may I endorse what the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, West (Mr. James Johnson) has said, in that speed is needed, and also what the hon. Gentleman has said about the very able Chairman, but may I ask whether he would not agree that it is 616 most essential to get this cleared up, since otherwise the industry will suffer very seriously?
§ Mr. Speaker
Order. It is difficult for the Chair to hear the Questions and Answers when there is so much background noise.