§ 44. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he is aware of the resentment felt by the members of the Sea Fisheries Committees at the recommendation of the Departmental Committee that these bodies as now constituted should be abolished; and if, inconsideration of the services rendered by these bodies in solving problems connected with inshore fisheries, he will oppose any alteration of the status of these Committees?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Before any action is taken upon the unanimous recommendation of the Departmental Committee the evidence on which it is based will be carefully considered by the Board in the light of the representations which have been received from Sea Fisheries Committees, but I am not prepared at present to express a definite opinion on the subject.