§ 79 and 80. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Paymaster-General (1) if he is aware that the present price of oil fuel for fishing trawlers is too high, and puts British trawlers at a disadvantage as compared with foreign trawlers; and what steps he proposes to regulate and reduce the price of fuel oil for these purposes;
(2) if he will make a statement on the present price of oil as fuel for fishing trawlers; and what steps he is taking to prevent any increase in the price of oil for those purposes.
§ Mr. Renton
No. Increases in the prices of bunker fuels for fishing vessels at British ports since the start of the emergency have not exceeded those applying to similar oils for inland use. I am not aware that these increases have been out of line with those in foreign ports.