§ MR. MACARTNEY (Antrim, S.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade what are the Salmon Fishery Acts and the sections thereof relating to the placing of gratings in watercourses, millraces, or other channels for conveying water for working mills; and whether there are any special provisions relating to mills worked by turbines; and, if so, if he will state the Acts and sections containing these special provisions?
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The sections of the Salmon Fishery Acts which relate to the placing of gratings in watercourses are the 13th section of the Salmon Fishery Act, 1861, and the 54th, 58th, 59th, 60th, and 61st sections of the Salmon Fishery Act, 1873. These Acts apply almost exclusively to England and Wales. There are no provisions for distinguishing one description of milling machinery from another.