§ MR. J. G. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he will state how many days the New Vigilant has been to sea since she was purchased by the Fishery Board for Scotland early last year and converted into a cruiser; and whether she has effected the capture of any trawlers; if so, will he state when and where they were captured, their names and numbers, and the penalties imposed in each case?
§ SIR GEORGE TREVELYAN
During the 301 days the Vigilant has been at the disposal of the Fishery Board she has been at sea 213 days. On 12th July last she captured the trawler Marion S.D. 29, fishing illegally in the estuary of the Clyde, the master was fined £20 with the option of 60 days imprisonment for illegal trawling, and £5 for infringing the lettering and numbering regulations, and his net was forfeited.