asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, if the particulars which were forwarded to him at his request on the destruction of crab-pots by His Majesty's ships off Beer have been sufficiently considered, and, if so, whether ample compensation is to be paid to the Beer fishermen, and when; and if it would be possible for His Majesty's ships to receive directions to steam just outside the fishing grounds just off Beer Head rather than through the middle of them?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The information furnished by the hon. and gallant Gentleman was not sufficient to enable a decision to be arrived at, and it has been necessary to call for further particulars from the local officers. The subject of the concluding part of the question is under consideration.