HC Deb 04 February 1887 vol 310 c655
MR. C. S. PARKER (Perth)

asked the Secretary for Scotland, Whether arrangements are completed for enabling the Fishery Board to make advances by way of loan to persons engaged in the fishing industry in crofting parishes in Scotland?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)

The rules in respect to the loans, referred to in the Question of the hon. Member, have been determined and returned to the Fishery Board for Scotland. The Order in Council required to give effect to the provisions of the Sea Fishing Boats Act is now being prepared; and its terms will, I hope, be adjusted in the next fortnight. The Order will, necessarily, be of a somewhat complicated character, as it deals with a new system of Registration for Fishing Boats; and it has to be carefully considered by the Treasury, Customs, and Board of Trade, as well as in my own Department.