§ MR. GILHOOLY (Cork, W.)
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether, considering the fact that his Predecessor in Office promised to give a liberal reward to any local fishermen who would raise the sunken anchors which are an impediment to the fishing industry in Bantry Bay, he will state the amount that will be given for such services?
§ THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Fifty per cent on the value realized, if the anchors are delivered to the Receiver of Wreck, and are not claimed by owners.
§ DR. TANNER (Cork Co., Mid)
asked, would not something be done to save the trouble and loss which was caused to these fishermen by their nets being damaged on account of these obstructions?
§ BARON HENRY DE WORMS
I have already stated that a reward of 50 per cent will be paid for all the anchors recovered.
§ MR. EDWARD HARRINGTON (Kerry, W.)
suggested that when the 1352 Fleet was in Bantry Bay these anchors might easily be recovered by way of experiment.