§ Mr. John Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Wales when the inquiry into the river fishing in Wales completed its hearing; when the inspector's report was received by him; what was the reason for the delay; when he expects to reach and publish his determination on the matter; and if he will give reasons for the delay in reaching a decision.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The public inquiry into the Welsh water authority's net limitation order and fishery 85W byelaws was held between 6 April and 4 June 1982. The inspector's report was received on 25 February of this year and I hope to make my views known shortly. The time taken to prepare and consider the report has been due to the complexity of the issues involved.