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Fish Prices

Volume 486: debated on Monday 9 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Food if he is aware of the widespread dissatisfaction amongst housewives regarding the still increasing prices of all qualities of fish; and if he will make a statement on the outlook.

Following the heavy landings of cod and haddock in the last fortnight in February and early March prices fell. Reduced landings and an exceptionally strong demand at Easter caused some return to higher prices. Heavy landings of distant water fish have been reported this morning and there has been a substantial fall in prices at the ports as compared with prices ruling since Easter.