HC Deb 04 June 1886 vol 306 cc1010-1

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with reference to the refusal to grant loans to the fishermen of Arklow for building boats, Whether he will inquire as to the fact of a large number of Arklow fishermen having just taken service in Scotch boats, for the want of vessels of their own; and, whether, with reference to the decision of Government that the Rule regulating such loans applies only to the North-west and West Coasts of Ireland, he will lay a Copy of the last Rules and Regulations for the administration of the Irish Reproductive Loan Fund Acts upon the Table of the House?


It appears that several Arklow fishermen have taken service in Scotch boats this year; but it is not clear that this is the first year they have done so; and on the question whether they would do so if they could buy boats of their own we are making inquiries. The Rules for the regulation of the Reproductive Loan Fund are published in The Dublin Gazette, and it scarcely seems necessary to make a Parliamentary Return.