HC Deb 02 August 1859 vol 155 c864

said, he wished to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has received any official intimation of the probability of a riotous collision among the Herring Fishermen in Lochfyne, Argyllshire, in consequence of the systematic transgression of the Act 14th & 15th Vic, c. 26, by certain Fishermen in that locality, and whether any steps have been taken to maintain the peace.


replied, that information had been for some time before the Government with respect to the riotous disposition of the Fishermen on the west coast of Scotland; but his right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate, whose attention had been directed to the matter, had reported that the Fishery Board were quite apprised of everything that was passing, and had taken all the precautions in their power to prevent a breach of the peace.