§ MR. COCHRANE (Ayrshire, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the allegation made to him by a deputation of Clyde fishermen, on the 25th November, that the trawlers admitted under the bye-law of the Fishery Board for Scotland to trawl in a limited portion of the waters of the Clyde exceed the limit of size of 8 tons burden permitted by said bye-law, he has caused any independent and reliable measurements of the tons burden of said trawlers to be taken?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
An inquiry has been made by Mr. Anderson Smith, a well-known and independent member of the Scottish Fishery Board, into the allegation of the Clyde fishermen that the trawlers exceed the limit of 8 tons burden 1189 allowed them by the Fishery Board. He considers that the allegation is not proved.