HC Deb 24 May 1968 vol 765 c142W
Mr. Milne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will arrange an inquiry into the method and practice of granting salmon fishing licences in Northumberland, with a view to amending those parts of existing general legislation which relate to this area alone.

Mr. Hoy

The granting of salmon fishing licences in Northumberland is regulated by the Northumberland and Tyneside River Board (Limitation of Net Licences) Order, 1964. The Order follows the pattern of similar Orders made under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act, 1923. I know of nothing to suggest that the provisions of the Act or the Order are proving unsatisfactory and see no need for an inquiry.