§ MR. P. J. O'BRIEN (Tipperary, N.)
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether, in consequence of the vast numbers of salmon that have spawned in the River Shannon at Killaloe during the present season, prompt instructions will be given to the Board of Works in Ireland not to allow the flood gates at Killaloe to be too suddenly lowered, nor all at the same time, in order to save the ova and fry from the destruction committed last spring from this cause; and, whether the officer of the Board of Works at Killaloe will, before lowering the sluices, apprise the local elected Conservator of his intention to do so?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The hon. Member not having given Notice of this Question, I am unable to say more in reply to it than that his suggestion shall be conveyed to the Board of Works, who, I feel confident, will do all in their power 1002 to guard against any risks such as appear to be apprehended.