HC Deb 23 March 1917 vol 91 c2153W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland why John Sexton, of Toe Head, Castletownshend, county Cork, was refused a fishing permit and petrol licence by the naval authorities for the boat "Silver Heels," S. 208; if he is aware that these fishermen only require permission to fish during daylight, going out after breakfast and being in before nightfall; that the fishermen have several sons and brothers both in the Army and Navy; and if he will see that this permission is granted, as they have no other means of existence and all their capital is invested in these boats?


The issue of a permit for fishing is within the discretion of the Admiral Commanding, and is not under my control.