HC Deb 06 February 1863 vol 169 c178

moved for leave to bring in a Bill to assimilate the Law of Ireland as to Salmon Fisheries to that of England.


said, he did not rise to oppose the introduction of this Bill; but a great deal of agitation existed in Ireland in relation to the rights of parties in the upper and the lower waters, and in relation to that part of the Bill he thought his hon. Friend might expect to meet with considerable opposition. He could only say, if the question could be satisfactorily defined and settled, great advantage would be gained. He therefore trusted that in the framing of the measure his hon. Friend would avoid, as much as possible, going into those questions which interested parties might look upon as a proposal amounting to a confiscation of their rights.

Motion agreed to.

Bill ordered to be brought in by Mr. M'MAHON, Colonel DUNNE, Colonel FRENCH, and Mr. LONGFIELD.

Bill presented, and read 1o. [Bill 1.]