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asked the Prime Minister if it is the intention of the Government to introduce the Fisheries Bill this Session; and, if so, can he give the date he will issue it to the public?

33. Colonel BURN

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware of the urgent necessity for the Amendment of the existing Salmon and Fresh Water Fishery Acts; and whether a Bill will be introduced to effect this?


The Bill is under consideration, and until it has been considered I am not in a position to make any statement.

Colonel BURN

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the fishing industry has been very sadly neglected, and that if the Government only gave it sympathetic assistance there is no saying to what extent it might be developed?


I cannot accept the preliminary statement of my hon. and gallant Friend, but I am not well informed on the subject. The Bill is being prepared; that is all I can say.