HC Deb 04 April 1917 vol 92 c1272

asked, having regard to the value of fresh fish as food. the fact that the best fishing season is now opening, and the freedom of the West Coast of Ireland from difficulties that beset the industry elsewhere. whether he will take immediate steps to have permits issued to all the fishermen of Dingle Bay to fish over a wide range by day or night during the season now opening with their mackerel boats, which have been idle during the last six months for want of permits?


I am in communication with the Chief Secretary for Ireland on this matter. It is a question which concerns the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Ireland, and it does not concern the Department which I represent.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Chief Secretary has repeatedly refused to give any information, and referred me to the London Department?

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