HC Deb 15 August 1879 vol 249 c1035

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, When he hopes to complete the inquiries which are being made by Messrs. Buck-land and Walpole relative to the supply of in-shore and deep-sea fish, and if the result of the investigations already concluded is of such a nature as to enable him to issue a new code of regulations whereby the disputes now existing between the line and net boatmen and steam trawlers may in future be obviated; and, further, if he has any information which would tend to confirm or refute the statements of the boat fishermen relative to the destruction of deep-sea spawn by steam trawling?


in reply, said, that the Commissioners of Fisheries had presented their Report; but that, as it had to be printed, some weeks would elapse before the Report would be in the hands of hon. Members. The disputes referred to in the Question as now existing between line and net boatmen and steam trawlers could not be adjusted without further legislation.