§ MR. TALBOT (Oxford University)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the County Coun- 165 cils interested have no power to pay the expenses of fishermen who have been appointed on the various Fishery Committees of the maritime counties; and whether he will take immediate steps to remedy this inconvenience?
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. BRYCE,) Aberdeen, S.
I am aware that no provision exists for the payment out of public monies of such expenses incurred by fishery members of Local Fisheries Committees. The question will be discussed at the annual meeting of representatives of the Committees to be held at the Board of Trade on the 12th instant, and after hearing their statements I shall be better able to judge whether it is possible to deal with the subject, which is by no means free from difficulty.