§ MR. POWER (Waterford, E.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture for Ireland whether the Admiralty have placed at the disposal of the new Department any gunboats to prevent steam trawlers fishing within the proscribed limits.
§ MR. PLUNKETT
As I have already stated, the cost of protecting the Irish 886 fisheries from the depredations of trawlers must be defrayed out of the funds at the disposal of the Department for fishery purposes. The Admiralty have decided not to undertake this work.