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Fish (Air Transport)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that in Canada fish is successfully carried from fishing ports to large consuming centres inland by air and that there is need for similar air-transport from northern Scottish fishing ports to the large consuming centres of England: and, in view of these facts, if he will now take steps to provide or arrange for such air transport of fish from Aberdeen and other Scottish fishing ports to England.

I am aware that fish is carried by air in Canada over much greater distances and from places where surface transport is less readily available than in this country. Although lobsters have sometimes been sent by air from Scotland to the Continent, I have no evidence that the advantages of air transport in this country would generally compensate for the cost.