HC Deb 30 May 1906 vol 158 c421

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether the Galway County Council have represented to him the opportunity afforded, by the inquiry into the working of the Agricultural and Technical Instruction Department, of placing the sea fisheries on a sound and practical basis by appointing a representative Fishery Board, as in Scotland, with competent and practical experts as instructors, and establishing a Government brand for mackerel and herrings, which has proved of such great advantage to Scotland in its herring fishing, and has been often asked for by smaller merchants engaged in fish curing in this country; and, if so, what action does the Government intend taking in the matter.


I have received resolutions to the effect stated from several county councils, including, I believe, Galway, and have referred these resolutions to the Committee of Inquiry into the working of the Department, because the subject of Governmental action in fishery matters seems to fall within the scope of their inquiry.