HC Deb 12 December 1922 vol 159 c2627W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has yet completed his inquiries of the local military authorities with reference to the proposed new bye-laws relating to the Penlee and Boviss artillery ranges; and whether an opportunity will be given for the representatives of the fishermen of Cawsand, Looe, and Polperro to express their views thereon before the proposed bye-laws are confirmed?


I am informed that the inquiries of the local military authorities are not yet completed. As regards the second part of the: question, I have already received many representations on this subject, and I have been for some time in communication with my Noble Friend the Secretary of State for War with a view to arranging such modifications of the by-laws consistent with military requirements, as will safeguard the interest of the fishermen. I shall be very happy to receive and to give careful consideration to any further representations the fishermen may desire to make.