§ MR. THORBURN (Peebles and Selkirk)
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether he is aware that great dissatisfaction exists among all classes of the community with certain provisions of the Tweed Fisheries Acts; and, whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce a measure which will bring the River Tweed under a General Act for Scotland, and thus afford an opportunity to get rid of the provisions in the Acts complained of?
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR) (Manchester, E.)
(who replied) said: The dissatisfaction referred to by the hon. Member in regard to the Tweed Fisheries Acts has been frequently represented to my Predecessors in Office and to myself, and is at present under my consideration, with a view to rectifying anomalies which undoubtedly exist. I have been engaged in making inquiries to which I am awaiting reply. There are considerable difficulties to contend with in dealing with the matter; but I can assure the hon. Member that it will not be neglected.