HC Deb 16 February 1883 vol 276 cc177-8

asked the President of the Board of Trade, in consequence of the great interest in the subject, Whether the Government had had under their consideration the Report and recommendations of the Sea Fishing Trade Committee appointed by the Board of Trade; and, whether it was their intention to deal with this important question during the present Session?


in reply, said, he had had under his consideration the very valuable Report of the Committee of which his hon. Friend was a Member, and over which the hon. Member for Hull (Mr. Norwood) presided, and without pledging himself as to details he agreed generally with the recommendations of the Committee, and had given instructions for the preparation of a Bill to carry them into effect. Arrangements would, he believed, be made for introducing the Bill on an early day in the other House.