§ MR. HUGH LAW
To ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) whether he is aware that the Scottish Fishery Board are in receipt of £15,000 per annum, out of the Local Taxation Account of Scotland, for the maintenance of four fishery cruisers, and that, in addition to this, the Admiralty, under the Herring Fishery (Scotland) Act, place two cruisers at the disposal of the Fishery Board for police purposes; and whether any, and, if so, what, similar provision is made for the protection of Irish fisheries.
(Answered by Mr. T. W. Russell.) The Department understand that the facts are as stated in the Question. The only provision of a similar character made in Ireland is that out of which the Department purchased and maintained their steam cruiser "Helga."