HC Deb 15 November 1888 vol 330 cc1247-8
MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in their contemplated salmon legislation, it is the intention of the Government to remove the Tweed from its present anomalous position of being regulated by separate and private Acts of Parliament by including it in the general laws applying to the salmon fisheries of the country; and, whether, for legislative and administrative purposes, it will be considered as a purely Scotch river?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

It is proposed to include the Tweed in the general laws applying to salmon fisheries in Scotland; and, so far as is practicable, the Tweed will, for legal and administrative purposes, be treated as a Scotch river.