§ MR. J. A. BLAKE (Carlow)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, What steps have been taken by the Inspectors of Irish Fisheries for the collection of statistics of the quantity of fish landed in Ireland, for which a sum of £350 was voted by Parliament last Session, and if the next Report of the Inspectors will contain such statistics; and, how soon that Report, which is directed by Act of Parliament to be laid upon the Table of the House three weeks after the commencement of the Session, will be presented?
§ THE CHIEF SECRETARY (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
This Question was referred to the Inspectors of Fisheries for report immediately when it appeared on the Notice Paper (two days ago); but, as they are absent from Dublin on duty, there has not been time for a reply to come to hand. The same observation applies to the Question which stands in the name of the hon. Member for North Tipperary (Mr. P. J. O'Brien).