§ Mr. HUGH LAW
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether any decision has yet been reached with regard to the marketing and export of cured fish, including pickled herrings?
§ Mr. BRIDGEMAN
Yes, Sir. The supply of pickled herrings on the market at present exceeds the demand, and the Cured Fish Committee have authorised the export to British Possessions or Allied countries of a portion of the existing stock. The future catch will be dealt with at the close of the summer fishing season.
§ Mr. LAW
asked the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he is aware that, under existing train arrangements, fresh fish from the county Donegal fisheries is often greatly delayed in transit to the English markets; and whether any steps have been, or are to be, taken to ensure more rapid delivery?1754W
§ Sir THOMAS RUSSELL
I understand that some delays have occurred on the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway in the transit oafish for English markets. Action is being taken by the Director of Cross-Channel traffic to ensure expeditious conveyance in future.