HC Deb 12 April 1889 vol 335 c358
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that the opinion of the Dean of Faculty has now been obtained as to the possible proceedings for preventing the continued pollution of Loch Long and Loch Goil; whether according to that opinion there are serious technical obstacles to any proceedings by private individuals, which obstacles do not exist in the case of proceedings by the Crown; and whether the Government, as representing the Crown, which is the proper guardian for the public of the soil of the foreshore and of the bed of the Firth of the Clyde, will now take steps to prevent the continued injury to the foreshores and fishing by the wholesale pollution reported on to the House in 1887, and since persisted in?


The private notice given me by the hon. Member was the first intimation I had that any opinion had been obtained upon this matter by the distinguished lawyer mentioned. I have not seen the opinion, but if the hon. Member will furnish me with a copy of the case, and of the opinion, I shall be glad to consider it.