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Fishing Industry (Research)

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the need of the fishing industry for developing research into new methods of preserving fish at sea, particularly deep freezing, he will give an assurance that sufficient funds will be quickly put at the disposal of the White Fish Authority, as recommended in the Fleck Report, Command Paper No. 1266, to extend the relevant aspects of research without further delay.

Extensive research has already been carried out into freeezing at sea, the results of which are being followed up by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, the White Fish Authority and the industry. I am not aware that further research into this or other methods of preservation is held up by lack of funds.