§ MR. O'MALLEY (Galway, Connemara)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that at the last petty sessions at Carna, Connemara, a man named Hugh King had several parties summoned for loss and damage for cutting and removing sea weed, and that the agent of the estate claimed on behalf of the landlord not only the foreshore adjoining the tenants farms, but the sea weed on the rocks situated in deep water away from the shore; and whether, seeing that Mr. King has had several summonses of a similar nature tried before the Carna Petty Sessions Court within the last four months, and has had the defendants fined and imprisoned, will the Board of Trade take steps to assert the rights of the Crown against this landlord.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The reply to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The Board of Trade are taking steps to assert the rights of the Crown.