asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action has been taken by the Scottish Council on Industry in response to his invitation that they should interest themselves in the present position and post-war prospects of the Scottish white fish industry?
The Council have appointed a committee under the chairmanship of my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Orkney and Shetland (Major Nevin-Spence) to consider, in consultation with leading trade representatives, the special problems of the white fish industry and shell fish industry in Scotland and to advise on the best means of dealing with the situation after the war. The membership of the Committee is as follows:—
- The hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Major Neven-Spence), Chairman;
- The hon. Member for the Western Isles (Mr. M. K. MacMillan);
- The hon. Member for South Aberdeen (Sir Douglas Thomson);
- Mr. F. O. Stuart, Elgin;
- Mr. J. Veitch, Transport and General Workers' Union;
- Mr. J. T. Dowling, G.A., Glasgow;
- Mr. J. L. White, Edinburgh.
- Mr. C. Williamson, S.S.C., Deputy Town Clerk of Edinburgh, will act as Secretary.