HC Deb 14 March 1917 vol 91 c1132W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland, whether he has any knowledge of the privations endured during the past winter by more than 100 families in and around Dingle by the prohibition of the fishing industry by which they have always lived; why no special provision was made for them when their mode of living was stopped; whether they will be allowed: and assisted to resume the fishing industry in the present month; and, if not, what scheme is being arranged to enable those families to live and co-operate in the desired increase of food production?


So far as the Department of Agriculture are aware the restrictions on fishing have not caused any substantial privation in the Dingle district during the past winter. The restrictions were modified by local concessions of which advantage seems to have been taken. The orders which came into force on the 1st instant have, I am told, given additional facilities for fishing in this district.