§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has yet made his promised inquiry into the need for additional cruisers on the north-east and west coasts of Scotland to protect the fishermen from trawlers?
§ THE CIVIL LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. E. ROBERTSON,) Dundee
H. M. S. Jackal and the cutter Daisy are under a special and excep- 1727 tional arrangement, made early in the century, at the disposal of the Scotch Fishery Board for the purpose mentioned in the question. The Admiralty have never admitted any obligation to extend this service; but the question has recently been, and now is, the subject of correspondence with the Scotch Office, and at present it would be premature to make any additional statement.
§ MR. MACFARLANE (Argyll)
What power is there to enforce the law against trawlers except by means of the cruisers?