§ Mr. SUMMERBELL
aksed the hon. Member for South Somerset if an application or applications have recently been made by those interested in fishing on the north-east coast for an inquiry as to the extension of the season for net salmon fishermen; whether such inquiry has been refused; and if so, can he state the reason for such refusal?712W
§ Sir E. STRACHEY
Yes, representations on this matter have been received from the Tyne, Esk and Wear Fishery Boards. It was the subject of careful enquiry by the Royal Commission on Salmon Fisheries, who reported against the proposal. The Board see no reason to differ from the conclusion at which the Royal Commission arrived.