HC Deb 01 April 1910 vol 15 cc1678-9W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware of the injury being done to the fishermen and fishing industry on the fishing grounds between Beale Head and Ballylongford, North Kerry, owing to the wreck of a coal boat, which has been lying on the grounds for some time and prevents the local fishermen from hauling their nets; and whether immediate steps will be taken to have the obstruction removed?


I understand that complaints have been made from time to time of damage caused by the wreck in question. As regards its removal I would refer the hon. Member to Sections 530 and 531 of the Merchant Shipping Act, which provide for the removal of wrecks and define the powers of the harbour or conservancy authorities, and of the general light-house authority in such matters.