HC Deb 20 February 1883 vol 276 c411

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is the intention of the Government to insert in this year's Estimates a sum in aid of the formation of fishery piers and harbours on the Irish Coast?


Sir, next year's Estimates for New Piers and Harbours in Ireland will amount to £13,000, and of this, £4,000 will be available for those minor works in which, I believe, the hon. Member is specially interested.


asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether he intends introducing a measure during the present Session to add to that portion of the Irish Reproductive Loan Fund employed for advancing loans to sea coast fishermen the sum in the hands of the "Trustees to aid the Sea and Coast Fisheries of Ireland?"


Sir, it has been agreed between the Irish Government and the Trustees to aid Sea and Coast Fisheries in Ireland that the fund in the hands of the Trustees should be transferred to the Government, to be applied for loans for fishery purposes in like manner as the Reproductive Loan Fund is applied. It is not, however, proposed to merge the two funds into one; on the contrary, it is intended to apply the Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund for the use of the maritime counties which are excluded from the benefit of the Reproductive Loan Fund. A draft Bill is at present under consideration at the Treasury, and will be proceeded with in due time.