HC Deb 28 June 1883 vol 280 cc1713-4

gave Notice that on Tuesday next he would ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it was true, as stated in a daily paper, that English fishing vessels had been sent to the West Coast of Ireland to examine into the fishing banks with a view to securing the best stations; and, whether the same vessels could not be much more easily obtained at Dublin?


said, it would save trouble if he answered the Question at once. Hon. Members had complained to him that they had received in consequence of this report a good many applications from constituents and others who were owners of fishing smacks to have them employed on this service. He wished to say that there was no truth whatever in the report.