HC Deb 10 June 1913 vol 53 cc1420-1
38. Captain WARING

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture when the Committee appointed to inquire into the condition of inshore fisheries in England is likely to report; and whether he can give any assurance that all the evidence collected by this Committee will be placed at the disposal of the Interdepartmental Committee inquiring into the question of the territorial limits in relation to fisheries?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Runciman)

It is not possible yet to say how soon the Committee will be in a position to report. From the varying nature of the circumstances existing on different parts of the coast, I conceive that their inquiries cannot be brought to a conclusion for some time to come. I understand that the Committee propose to publish full minutes of all the formal evidence taken by them, and their Report, including these minutes, will, of course, be available for the use of the Interdepartmental Committee.