§ Mr. E. Rowlands
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made on the discussions begun in the summer of 1967 with the Association of River Authorities and representative fishing bodies, including Welsh angling interests, on the possibilities of making fishing more available to people in Wales.
§ Mr. Hoy
I have been asked to reply.
The Association of River Authorities is now examining proposals put to it by my Department to facilitate the purchase of fisheries. Since the initial discussions, grant under the Physical Training and Recreation Act, 1937, has been offered by the Department of Education and Science to a number of Welsh fishing clubs for this purpose.