HC Deb 23 June 1879 vol 247 c416

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, If he would cause an investigation to be held into the manner in which the fisheries of the Sligo fisheries and the Bonet river, county Leitrim, have been managed by Mr. Brady, Inspector of Fisheries, having regard to the fact that it has been shown by a Return furnished to the Government at an inspection ordered by the Chief Secretary for Ireland, that the quantity of salmon taken in these fisheries has considerably diminished since the year 1862 up to the present date in consequence of bye-laws enacted by Mr. Brady?


Sir, I see no occasion for any special inquiry into these matters. Inquiries have, from time to time, been held, not by Mr. Brady alone, as the hon. and gallant Gentleman appears to think, but by never less than two, and usually by three, Inspectors of Fisheries. Any person desiring to call in question the decision of the Inspectors has the right of appeal to the Lord Lieutenant in Council, and, in certain circumstances, to the Court of Queen's Bench, so that there appears to be no necessity for any further action on the part of the Government.