§ MR. MARJORIBANKS (Berwickshire)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether it is competent for the Scottish Fishery Board to allocate any of the funds at their disposal for harbour construction and improvement as security for advances to Harbour Authorities in Scotland by the Public Works Loan Commissioners; and, if such is the case, whether the Secretary for Scotland would consider the expediency of recommending this course to be adopted by the Fishery Board in the case of Eyemouth Harbour, where £25,000 advanced by the Public Works Loan Board has been expended in improving the harbour without any improvement to the harbour entrance, which is impracticable to fishing boats during large periods of each tide?
§ MR. J. P. B. ROBERTSON
I must ask the right hon. Gentleman to postpone the question. The matter is somewhat complicated, and I have not been able to get a satisfactory answer.