I do not know that my question is in order in connection with this particular item but I should like to ask the minister about a licence fee imposed by the late government on the fishermen of Lorneville. I do not know whether that was done to assist in the conservation of the deep sea fish or what the object was, but I have had innumerable protests and I cannot get any explanation why there should be what I call this discrimination against the fishermen of that district. Can the minister give some information as to what revenue is produced, and what the reasons are for centering on this particular district to impose this licence fee, which is regarded as a nuisance tax? I should like to have some information which I may convey to those who are repeatedly writing me protesting against the imposition of this fee.
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES