§ MAJOR RASCH (Essex, S.E.)
asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether he is aware that barges are in the practice of loading rubbish from London and unloading in the estuary of the Thames between Southend and Leigh; that, in consequence, fishing grounds are spoilt, and nets torn up and destroyed, to the ruin of the fishing industry of the district; and, whether he is prepared to state what steps will be taken to stop this practice?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Sir MICHAEL HICKS-BEACH) (Bristol, W.)
The Board of Trade have directed inquiries to be made by one of their Inspectors in the locality referred to by the hon. and gallant Member, and I hope to receive his Report in a few days.