§ MR. J. SINCLAIR (Ayr Burghs)
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the recent bye-law issued by the Scotch Fishery Board, prohibiting trawling within a line drawn from the Island of Davaar to the Ayrshire Coast across the Firth of Clyde, was within the competence of the said Board, and in accordance with the terms of the Fisheries Convention of 1882; and, whether it can be enforced in its present form; and, if not, what steps the Government will take to restrict the practice of trawling by some such line across the estuary of the Clyde?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)
I beg to refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to a similar Question last Thursday. I may add that the Convention of 1882 does not apply to the West of Scotland.
§ MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)
asked, whether the proposed byelaw had received the sanction of the Fishery Board as a whole; and whether each Sheriff who had a seat on the Board concurred in it, or if the byelaw was passed by a Committee of the Board; and, if so, what were the names of the members of the Committee?