§ MR. CORY (Cornwall, St. Ives)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he will consider the possibility of ordering a close time of Saturday and Sunday nights in the mackerel fishery in Cornwall, to relieve the glut caused by the fishing of the East Coast men on those nights, when they fish the West of England mackerel fishery, contrary to the practice of the Cornish fisherman and in opposition to public feeling, and contrary to what the East Coast fishermen do when they fish in other parts of the British Isles.
§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL (for Sir EDWARD STRACHEY)
The difficulty to which my hon. friend refers is one which has on several occasions been brought under our notice, and my hon. friend should be glad to confer personally with him respecting it. We have, however, no power to adopt the particular suggestion which he makes as to the prescription of a close time for the weekend.
§ MR. HERBERT SAMUEL
No doubt that is one of the subjects on which my hon. friend would confer with the hon. Member.