HC Deb 24 July 1893 vol 15 c306
MR. COZENS-HARDY (Norfolk, N.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Provisional Order made by the Board of Trade in 1883 for the protection of the Crab and Lobster Fisheries on the coast of Norfolk expired last February; and whether ha is now willing to comply with the request of the Norfolk County Council for the formation of a fishery district coextensive in area with that upon which the Provisional Order operated; and, if not, what, steps he proposes to take to prevent the speedy destruction of the fisheries?


The expiration of the Order of 1883 does not affect the arrangements which are in progress for the creation of a Sea Fisheries District. The negotiations on this subject are proceeding, and I hope that they will very soon be successful. It is desirable that there should be complete agreement as to the constitution of the district before final steps are taken.