HC Deb 30 May 1894 vol 24 cc1679-80

Order for Second Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Mr. Crombie.)


desired to know if the hon. Member would, when the Bill was in Committee, agree to extend it to Ireland? It would be an enormous advantage if the Bill were made to apply to Ireland. At the present time Scotch trawlers, when they were prohibited from trawling in Scotch waters, sailed across to Ireland and intruded into the Irish fisheries, becoming a nuisance to the fishermen and an injury to the fisheries. Trawling should not be prohibited in one country and permitted in another, but there should be a similarity of treatment all round.

MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)

said, he should have no objection to seeing the Bill extended to Ireland, but at any rate he was anxious to see it passed for Scotland.


said, if the Bill was to extend to Ireland its object should be explained.


said, it was provided by the Bill that the masters of trawlers should have certificates just like the masters of coasting vessels, such certificates to be liable to suspension upon any default.

Objection being taken to Further Proceeding, Second Reading deferred till Wednesday next.