§ MR. BOLAND
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Waterville River weir, Lough Currane, County Kerry, has been lifted during the week ending 12th December, thereby allowing a free pass to salmon; and whether, in view of the improved prospects secured thereby for the next fishing season, he will arrange that the weir will not be put down again during the rest of the present close season, nor in any other year during the close season.
§ MR. BIRRELL
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. I am informed by the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction that the weir will not be fished again during the present close season, as it is not further required for hatchery purposes. No undertaking can be given as to future years.