HC Deb 01 April 1895 vol 32 cc578-9

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, whether he has received from the National Sea Fisheries Protection Association the copy of a Resolution passed at their annual meeting on the 19th instant urging that, in view of the strong dissatisfaction which exists with some of the new Rules of the Road at Sea as affecting the trawl fishing industry, a proper opportunity may be afforded for tendering the necessary evidence to the Select Committee as affecting the fishing industry; and whether he will endeavour to see that facilities are afforded to the association for that purpose?


I have received a copy of the Resolution to which the hon. Member refers, and the National Sea Fisheries Protection Association have been informed, in reply, that the Select Committee will only deal with the subject of international sound signals in fog, and that other questions affecting the Rule of the Road at Sea will, therefore, not fall within the scope of its inquiry.