HL Deb 20 January 1902 vol 101 c291

My Lords, I beg to ask His Majesty's Government if the Department of Agriculture (Ireland) can give information as to the relative values of salmon fisheries privately owned, and of those fished by men working a public fishery on their common law rights, and to ask that this information may be given in a Parliamentary Paper.


My Lords, the Department of Agriculture will endeavour to procure this information, as far as possible, but in some respects it must necessarily be conjectural. I do not think it would be desirable to undertake to give it in the form of a Parliamentary Paper until the results of the inquiries now being made by the Department are known. As soon as information is available, I will communicate with the noble Earl, and he can then move for the Return.

House adjourned at twenty-five minutes before Five o'clock, till To-morrow, half-past Ten o'clock.