§ MR. SLOAN (Belfast, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware of the fact that two members of 834 the Belfast Anglers' Association and three water bailiffs netted the Ballynahinch river on the 6th instant, and removed a number of trout to stock one of their lakes, and that complaints were made by residents in the locality to the police who were in the vicinity at the time; and, if so, will he say whether any action has been taken in the matter; if not, will he cause inquiries to be made.
§ MR. ATKINSON
The facts are correctly stated in the Question. The matter has been referred to the Department of Agriculture for investigation, the result of which will be communicated to my hon. friend.