§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he be aware that the 646 fishermen of Lough Neagh are put to considerable expense in repairing their boats, by reason of their having to drag them on the shingle a great distance to land their fish, and if the Conservators of Fisheries will cause wooden jetties and pontoons to be made at Derryadd, and other bays in the Lough, to remedy the grievance of which the fishermen complain?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
No complaints of this kind have been made to the Inspectors of Fisheries. The Conservators are not under the control of the Government; but the Inspectors will communicate with them. They do not think, however, that that body have any funds at their disposal out of which they could defray the cost of the suggested work.