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Fish (Unloading Hold-Up)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many vessels were held over and lying in Grimsby, Hull and Fleetwood, respectively, with fish on board undischarged on Saturday, 2nd June; and what quantity of fish was involved.

Six vessels, with an aggregate catch of approximately 3,150 cwts., were held up at Grimsby on the 2nd June through shortage of labour to land the fish. Some other vessels arrived there during the day but would in any case have been too late to land on that day. All were unloaded on the following day. No vessels which arrived in time for discharge on 2nd June were held up on that day at either Hull or Fleetwood.