HC Deb 17 July 1890 vol 347 c73
MR. J. ROBERTS (Flint, &c.)

I had intended to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that Major Rowley Conway, who is a member of the Board of Conservators of the Rivers Clwyd and Elwy, has caused large stones to be placed in that part of the River Clwyd known as the Junction Pool, which is admittedly tidal and navigable, so as to prevent the netting of it by licensed fishermen; whether he is aware that criminal proceedings have twice been taken by him against the fishermen for netting, and that on both occasions the Justices considered their jurisdiction to be ousted by a bonâ fide claim of right; and whether the Board of Trade will, in the interests of the navigation of the river and of the fishermen, take steps to cause these stones to be removed? At the request of the right hon. Gentleman I beg to postpone the question.