HL Deb 26 July 1866 vol 184 c1497

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


explained that the object of the Bill was to further the formation and maintenance of oyster and mussel fisheries on the shore of the bed or sea or estuaries. The Bill authorized the Board of Trade on a memorial presented by any person or persons to make an order for a several fishery of that kind. The fishery having been established, the Bill made provision for its preservation, for enforcing the rights of the undertakers, and for the reservation of the rights of others that might be injuriously affected. A Commission which had sat upon the subject had recommended the adoption of those provisions. The Bill also provided remedies for all persons whose rights should be affected, and, on objections being made to the Board of Trade, that Board might send down inspectors to hear complaints, which would certainly be a much cheaper means for redressing such grievances than those hitherto in use.

Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.