§ MR. E. ROBERTSON (Dundee)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he will state the terms of any agreement made by the Commissioners of Woods and Forests with Mr. Graham Stirling, of Strowan, Perthshire, and with the Trustees of the estate of Dunira, Perthshire, respecting the right of salmon fishing on these estates respectively; whether the rights or opportunities of salmon fishing previously enjoyed by the public have been prejudicially affected by such agreements; and, whether, before concluding such agreements, the Commissioners gave any public notice thereof to persons living on or in the neighbourhood of these estates?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The agreement referred to is a sale of the salmon fishings in the Rivers Earn and Ruchill ex adverso of the lands of the proprietors mentioned, the price paid by each being £100. There is no reason to suppose that the public have any rights of salmon fishing there. No public or other notice of the sale was given, as it was made to the adjoining proprietors, and that is the usual course of procedure.