HC Deb 13 May 1864 vol 175 cc457-8

said, he would beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, Whether the Commission appointed last year to inquire into the present state of the Oyster Fisheries of this Country has made any Report; and whether it is the intention of this Government to ask the Government of France to agree to an International Commission, with a view to alter and amend the Fishery Convention between France and this country?


said, in reply, that the Commission had not yet made any Report, but he hoped it might make its appearance in the course of the present year. With respect to the intention of the Government, he had to say that communications had passed between the French and English Governments upon this subject, and though at present nothing had been settled, the subject was still under consideration, and he believed it would be better to wait until the Report had appeared before the question was considered, whether any amendment in the Convention was desirable?