§ Sir R. Conant
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware of the inconvenience to fishermen arising from the fact that each of the thirty-two river boards in England and Wales is a separate licensing area; and whether he will introduce amending legislation to enable comprehensive licences to be issued.
§ Mr. Nugent
I have received representations on this matter from a number of bodies representative of coarse fishing interests, though not from others. I have undertaken to consider the proposal whenever the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Acts are reviewed.