HC Deb 30 March 1896 vol 39 c370
MR. RICHARD CAVENDISH (Lancashire, N., Lonsdale)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, if he has received a Petition from the fishermen of Flookburgh and district in Lancashire asking for an alteration in the regulations affecting the cockling industry; and, as the matter affects the livelihood of a number of persons, is he able to grant the prayer of the petitioners, or if he will order a public Inquiry to be made into the subject?


I have received the Petition to which the hon. Member refers, and it has been explained to the fishermen that these regulations can be altered only on the application of the Lancashire Sea Fisheries District Committee, by whom they were made, and who are, under statute, the body charged with the supervision of the fisheries of the district. I have not yet received any such application.