HC Deb 09 April 1907 vol 172 c82
MR. CLOUGH (Yorkshire, W.R., Skipton)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somersetshire, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether he is aware that the Lune, Wyre, Keer, and Cocker Fishery Board refused, on 16th March, 1907, an application from the Ingleton Angling Association for a general licence, although the latter offered to pay £5, to provide a watcher, and to spile and stock the streams; and whether, in view of the provisions of the Acts as to the obligation of the Lune Fishery Board to grant a general licence to duly qualified persons offering to pay such sum as the Conservators may determine, with the sanction of the Board of Fisheries, he will say what steps he proposes to take in order to bring about a settlement of this dispute between the Conservators of the Lune Fishery Board and the executive of the Ingleton Angling Association.

SIR EDWARD STRACHEY (Somersetshire, S.)

The Board of Agriculture are informed that the Lune Fishery Board refused the application of the Ingleton Angling Association on the ground that the consideration offered was insufficient. Negotiations on the subject are, however, still proceeding. The Board have no statutory authority to intervene in the matter, but will be very glad to do anything in their power to assist in the satisfactory settlement of the question at issue.