HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 c157W
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.