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Fisheries (Ministerial Responsibility)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will consider separating the Department of Fisheries from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Does not the Prime Minister think that the fishing industry ought to have a separate department of its own, and cease to be the Cinderella of British industries?

I do not know about its being the Cinderella, but there is a separate division of the Ministry, and I have often heard hon. Members, in all parts of the House, say that they do not want to have too many new Ministries created.

Will not the Prime Minister consider appointing a special Under-Secretary?

I also think that it may be undesirable to multiply Under-Secretaries.