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Herring Nets

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1949

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63.

asked the President of the Board of Trade why cotton yarn urgently required for herring nets is being exported to Pakistan and elsewhere in large quantities, while British fishing craft and crews are unable to produce food for the nation, and cotton net doublers in Lancashire are faced with the prospect of closing down part of their plants.

No appreciable quantity of cotton yarn of the specification and quality suitable for the manufacture of herring nets is being exported to Pakistan or elsewhere, and, so far as I am aware, no cotton net doublers are faced with the prospects of closing down part of their plants.