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White Fish

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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34.

asked the Minister of Food how much white fish landed at British ports in the week beginning 20th June had to be disposed of for other than edible purposes because of a surplus of supplies; and how much foreign white fish was landed in British ports during the same period.

16,700 tons of white fish were landed at the five main fishing ports during the week beginning 20th June, and 1,318 tons of edible fish remained unsold; foreign landings, included in the total, were 2,536 tons. The figures for the other ports are not yet available, but the quantities unsold at them are likely to be very small.