HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 cc2906-7
26. Mr. MILD MAY

asked whether the applications of the Sea Fisheries Committees of Devon and Cornwall to the Development Commissioners for a Grant to facilitate the provision of auxiliary motor-power in fishing boats will not be allowed to reach that body, though long since addressed to it in the manner officially prescribed?


Perhaps the hon. Member will allow me to refer him to the answer which I gave to his question on this subject on Thursday last. As to the inquiries which are being made with regard to the applications to which he refers, they were referred by the Treasury to the Board on the 1st and 5th ultimo respectively, and it is the statutory duty of the Board to submit them to the Commissioners with their report thereon. There can be no question of their being withheld from the consideration of the Commissioners, as the hon. Member appears to suggest.


Am I to gather that they will be passed on to the Commismissioners forthwith? I only ask because the matter has been so long delayed that there is some anxiety felt as to what is going to happen.


There is no question whatever of these being withheld from the consideration of the Commissioners.