HC Deb 12 February 1877 vol 232 cc178-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home De- partment, If he proposes to bring in a Bill this Session dealing with the Oyster Fisheries of England and Scotland?


In accordance with the recommendation of the Select Committee on Oysters, we had an inspection of the oyster fisheries established under orders of the Board of Trade, and the result was laid before Parliament on the first day of the Session, and will shortly be in the hands of Members. It is intended to bring in a Bill on the subject in the course of the Session; but pending the Report of the Inspectors of Crab and Lobster Fisheries, I cannot say whether the Bill will include both subjects.