HC Deb 23 July 1858 vol 151 cc2032-3

said, he would beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made in the inquiry he has instituted respecting the complaints made by the parties interested in the Deep Sea Oyster Fisheries of the operation of the Act 18 & 19 Vict., which imposed very injurious restrictions on their Trade, and which they consider were not contemplated by the Convention with the Government of France of August, 1839?


said, the inquiry to which the hon. and gallant Admiral referred was instituted before he had the honour of holding the office which he now possessed. He might state that that inquiry was still going on, and he could assure his hon. and gallant Friend the Government had not lost sight of the question.

On the Motion that the House at its rising should adjourn to Monday,