HC Deb 20 February 1894 vol 21 c842
MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland why the gunboat Jackal is so frequently at anchor at Invergordon, instead of attending to the duty of protecting the fishing grounds round the coast from the depredation of steam trawlers?


The Fishery Board report to me that the journals of Her Majesty's Ship Jackal from the 1st of October till the 9th instant have been examined, and show that during that period the Jackal has anchored three times at Invergordon, the period covered being only 10 days. I may point out that Invergordon being the safest anchorage in the Moray Firth, the Jackal is more frequently there than at any other port.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the fact that the officers of the Jackal attend all the lawn tennis tournaments, garden parties, and dances in the locality, as well as nearly all the 5 o'clock teas?

[No answer was given.]