§ Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the reasons for including in the proposed agenda for vocational training for inshore and herring fishermen in paragraph 3, Section X, an elementary course in the economics of the fishing industry, with particular reference to Cooperative societies.138W
mingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Newport telegraph offices; and the number of staff employed at the same period.
§ Mr. Westwood
Among the suggestions being considered by the sub-committee, of the Technical Education Committee of the Fishing Industry in its review of the scheme for training herring and inshore fishermen is one that the scheme should include an elementary course on the economics of the industry with particular reference to Co-operative societies. The Sea Fish Industry Act, 1938, contemplated the setting up of co-operative schemes for inshore fishermen, and fishermen's co-operatives are operating successfully in this and other countries. I consider it proper that the sub-committee should consider whether the training scheme should make provision for informing fishermen of the benefits to be derived from co-operation.