§ MR. EDWARD MITCHELL
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland has recently made an annual grant of £100 towards the conservators of the Bann fisheries at Coleraine, and that the Department has arranged to shortly turn some 85,000 Loch Leven trout into the tributaries of Lough Neagh; and whether he will recommend the Department to lay down young trout in the River Erne also.
§ MR. WYNDHAM
The Department has granted a sum of £100 to the Coleraine Board of Conservators in aid of the protection of the fisheries of Lough Neagh. It has also contributed a sum of £20 towards the purchase of trout ova for the lake, on condition that an equivalent sum be raised by voluntary subscription. The Department is quite prepared to consider an application for a similar grant in the case of Lough Erne, should the conditions be found to warrant it.