§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, in view of the popularity amongst youths and working men of angling club membership in Wales, he will take steps to prevent such clubs from being priced out of the better fishing reaches; if he will take account of fishing club facilities in future estuarine barrage schemes; if he will consider extending fishing facilities in existing and proposed reservoirs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Grants are available to assist angling clubs to purchase fishing rights, but owners are free to dispose of these for the best price they can get. It is Government policy to encourage greater recreational use of reservoirs, including angling. Estuarine barrage schemes lie in the future.