§ 55. Mr. Hoy
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the increase in the importation of fish meal from Peru and the threat that this constitutes to British industry, and to the fishing industry; and if he will communicate with the Government of Peru so that joint action will be taken to find a mutually acceptable solution to this problem.
§ Mr. Erroll
I am aware that imports of fish meal from Peru have increased and that the fishing industry are concerned about them. While I am ready to make inquiries about the likely development of the Peruvian fish meal industry and its exports, and to receive representations, the British industry can apply 101W for an increase in the import duty if it feels that it is being damaged by imports.