§ SIR WILLIAM WEDDERBURN
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether the attention of the Secretary for Scotland has been drawn to the special advantages of Craigenroan as the site for a fishery boat refuge for the Moray Firth; whether he is aware that the engineer of the Scottish Fishery Board has reported favourably regarding it, and that for a moderate outlay great benefit will accrue to the fishing population; and, whether, for the protection of the lives and property of the fishermen along this very dangerous coast, he will consider the propriety of making a grant from the Treasury of the amount required.
§ * THE LORD ADVOCATE
I find that the attention of the late Secretary for Scotland was drawn to the special advantages of Craigenroan as a site for a fishery harbour of refuge, and that the engineer of the Fishery Board reported favourably in regard to it, though hitherto nothing has been done. The sum required is £15,000 or £20,000. The Fishery Board have reported that there are no funds at their disposal out of which such a payment can be made; but I will, in consultation with the Secretary for Scotland, consider the propriety of moving further in the matter.