§ LORD ELCHO
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the Government could introduce their Bill dealing with the Trawling Question before Easter?
THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. B. BALFOUR)
The draft of a Bill dealing with the recommendation of the Trawling Commission has been prepared, and has been printed for more than a week. 673 Communications with the Fishery Board for Scotland have been proceeding with regard to it; and it is also necessary that in settling its terms more than one of the Departments in London should be consulted. I am afraid that, under these circumstances, it will be impossible to introduce the Bill before Easter; but I think I can promise that it will be introduced immediately after the Easter Recess.