HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c224W
27. Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the benefits of angling to the Welsh economy. [2620]

Mr. Ron Davies

We fully recognise the popularity of angling in Wales and its benefit to the Welsh rural economy. We have a long-standing commitment to angling and the protection of the aquatic environment. We intend to review legislation on salmon and freshwater fisheries in England and Wales covering all aspects of policy and management governing inland fisheries.