§ MR. HALPIN (Clare, W.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a Resolution from the County Council of Clare to the effect that the present Government, in view of the inquiry into the working of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction Department, has an excellent opportunity of placing the sea and fresh water fisheries on a popularly sound and practical basis, by appointing a representative Fishery Board as in Scotland, with thoroughly competent and practical experts as inspectors, and establishing a Government brand for mackerel and herrings; and 738 will he say what action he will take in this Question.
§ MR. WILLIAM ABRAHAM (Cork County, N.E.)
May I also ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he has received a copy of a Resolution adopted by the Cork County Council, at a special meeting held on the 26th ultimo, with regard to the establishment of a representative Fishery Board for Ireland; and if this matter will be considered by the Commission appointed to inquire into the working of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction Department.
I have received the Resolutions referred to and have transmitted them to the Committee of Inquiry into the working of the Department, as it seems to me that the subject is a fit one for the consideration of the Committee.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
Will the right hon. Gentleman call the special attention of the Committee of Inquiry on the Working of the Board of Agriculture to the expediency of doing something to develop the fisheries on the Irish coast?
If the hon. Member cares to address a special communication to me on the subject I will forward it to the Committee.