HC Deb 21 March 1906 vol 154 c367
MR. DUFFY (Galway, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the loss and destruction of nets, mooring gear, and fishing apparatus sustained by the Arran Island fishermen, on account of three English battleships tearing through their fishing grounds on the morning of the 15th March; and whether, in view of the poverty of the fishermen, and that they are now practically destitute and without the means of following their livelihood, he will at once take steps to compensate them for the injury done.


It appears from the report received this morning that, after the "Canopus" had anchored in Galway Bay, the turn of the tide drifted some fishing nets across her bows. In clearing the nets, they became so torn as to be rendered useless. The Admiralty have considered the question of compensation, and propose to award the sum asked for.