§ MR. HOPWOOD
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the appointment of Salmon Fishery Inspectors under 24 and 25 Vic. c. 100, is necessary for the public service; and, whether he intends, in the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill, to renew the power of appointing them?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON,
in reply, said, during the time he was at the Home Office he was fully satisfied, and he believed that opinion was shared by the Secretary of State, that the result of the labours of these Inspectors was that a large source of the food supply of the people was not only increased, but reduced in price. As the exertions of the Inspectors would tend still further to increase that supply, he thought their services were necessary, and he had taken steps to provide for the continuance of the section of the Act under which they were appointed by the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill.