MR. C. MACVEIGH (Donegal, E.)
I beg to ask the Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) if his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the Donegal County Council, at their meeting held on the 26th instant, protesting against the establishing of whaling stations on any part of the Donegal coast, as ruinous to the fishermen and the fishing industry; and whether, in view of the evidence given at the inquiry, held at Derry and Burton Port, he will take steps to protect the Donegal Coast and its waters from being polluted by whaling stations.
§ THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR IRELAND (Mr. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
The Answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The Department are taking steps to make a by-law which, if approved by the Lord-Lieutenant in Council, will have the result of prohibiting the establishment of any whaling stations on the Donegal coast.
MR. CATHCART WASON
Will the hon. Gentleman use his influence with the Secretary for Scotland and get a similar by-law for that country?