HC Deb 20 April 1909 vol 3 c1503W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will take the necessary steps to extend the Trawling in Prohibited Areas (Prevention) Bill to Ireland in view of the fact that, if it is not extended to Ireland, the same difficulties will arise on the Irish coasts, immediately on the passing of the Bill, which it is designed to prevent on the coasts of Scotland?


The conditions which this Bill is intended to remedy apply at present only in a very small way to Ireland, as few of the foreigners who fish in extra-territorial waters around the Irish coast do so with the intention of landing their fish in the United Kingdom. The matter is not, therefore, one of urgency so far as this country is concerned, but the Department would not object to the application of the Bill to Ireland, with suitable Amendments.