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English Harbours (Debt Remission)

Volume 237: debated on Monday 24 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is taking any steps to relieve the financial and economic position of the English fishing harbours on the same lines as is being done for Scotland?

The remission of certain harbour debts due to the Development Fund in respect of English harbours has been considered on the same basis as debts in respect, of Scottish harbours. Remissions have been sanctioned in the case of the harbours at Berwick, Newlyn, Staithes and Brixham.

Is the right hon. Gentleman going to have a survey made of the other small harbours around the English coast in the same way as is being done in Scotland?

The subject is being gone into very carefully by the Fisheries Inquiry which is now proceeding.