HC Deb 08 March 1860 vol 157 cc109-10

said, he rose pursuant to notice to ask the President of the Board of Trade if it is intented to lay on the Table the result of any inquiries that may have been instituted respecting the complaints made and losses sustained by the Fishermen and others on the coast of Essex, Kent, and Sussex, in consequence of the French Government having called on this Country to enforce certain penal regulations limiting the period for taking Oysters in the Seas between England and France, including those parts of the Channel common to the subjects of both nations, being quite distinct from the Oyster Fishery exclusively reserved to France by the 1st Article of the Convention of August, 1839.


said, in answer to the question of the hon. Baronet he had to state that inquiries had been made of the Custom-house Officers and those belonging to the Coastguard on the subject, and the reply was of such a character that they could not be conveniently laid on the table of the House; but he might state that there had been no recent remonstrances on the part of the French Government.