§ 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?
§ SIR G. TREVELYAN
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.
§ [No answer was given.]