HC Deb 03 June 1892 vol 5 c533

had notice of the following question: To ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he has now decided on any course with reference to Government lighters discharging mud on the fishing-grounds off Sheerness; whether he will take steps to put an end to this wanton destruction of nets and gear; and whether he is aware that private and municipal barges are prohibited, under heavy penalties, from discharging on these fishing grounds, and that Dockyard lighters alone are privileged to create this nuisance?—The hon. and gallant Gentleman said: I have been informed that the First Lord of the Admiralty will not be present till after the Recess, and as the matter is urgent I beg to give notice that on the Navy Estimates I shall move a reduction of the Vote.