§ SIR EDWARD BIRKBECK (Norfolk, E.)
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether any, and, if so, what amount of compensation was paid by Her Majesty's Government in respect of the fray between French fishermen belonging to Gravelines, and some English fishermen, &c, at Rams-gate Harbour on 7th October last year?
§ THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) () Liverpool, East Toxteth
Her Majesty's Government paid to the French Ambassador in London, the sum of £42 13s. 8d., as compensation to fishermen of Gravelines, for injuries sustained during the disturbances at Ramsgate on the 4th and 7th of October last.
§ In reply to a further Question,
§ BARON HENRY DE WORMS
said: The only other expenditure in connection with this matter was a small sum, as travelling and subsistence allowance to one of the Inspectors of Fisheries, who was directed to proceed to Ramsgate for the purpose of elucidating the circumstances.