To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland if he will suggest to the Congested Districts Board the advisability of furnishing, at the commencement of the fishing season, to the captain or instructor of each of the Board's boats, which are worked on the share system, a statement showing to date the amounts, respectively, paid up by the crews and still owing to the Board on account of purchase of boat and nets, repairs, etc.
A statement of account for each boat worked on the share system is published annually in the Report of the Congested Districts. Board, and the crews are well aware that they can at any time obtain a statement of account on application. In the circumstances the Board do not think it necessary to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.