HC Deb 02 July 1896 vol 42 c527
SIR CAMERON GULL (Devon, Barnstaple)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the serious extent to which salmon disease is prevalent in the Taw and Torridge; and, whether he can assist the local authorities by sending down an expert from the Board of Trade to report upon the outbreak, and to advise as to the best method of dealing with it?


I am aware that salmon disease has lately prevailed in the River Torridge, but the epidemic does not appear to present any unusual features. It usually disappears in the summer, and, as an Inspector has already been directed to visit the fishery district on another matter as soon as his arrangements will permit, he will have an opportunity of conferring with the Conservators on the subject.