Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Boats and Fishermen.

82.

asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries the number of boats and fishermen in each of the following areas: Wexford, Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Clonakilty, Union Hall, Castletownshend, Baltimore, Schull and Bantry.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with your permission, A Cheann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement showing the position as at 31st December, 1970:—

Men

Boats

Port

Solely engaged

Partially engaged

Solely engaged

Partially engaged

Wexford

32

6

13

Kinsale (including Old Head of Kinsale)

12

16

4

9

Courtmacsherry

6

4

Clonakilty

10

10

Union Hall and Reen

41

20

10

11

Castletownshend

6

3

Baltimore (including Cape Clear and Hare Island)

13

29

3

18

Schull

21

20

4

10

Bantry

12

18

4

3

Has the Parliamentary Secretary any idea of the number of people engaged in that industry on that part of the coast?

It is in the statement that will be circulated with the Official Report.

Could the Parliamentary Secretary not give out of that the exact figures?

I am sure the Parliamentary Secretary could reply. It would not take so much effort to give the information to the House.

It will be circulated with the Official Report.

If Members look for information they should be entitled to get it without having to wait for the Official Report.