HC Deb 26 April 1897 vol 48 c1077

asked the Lord Advocate whether, having regard to the fact that the Jackal was stationed at Aberdeen to prevent the landing from the German trawler Alster of fish caught in the prohibited waters of the Moray Firth, he would state whether a cruiser had been sent to the Moray Firth to protect the interests of the line fishermen during the temporary detention of H.M.S. Jackal at Aberdeen?


The Alster left Aberdeen on Saturday. Her destination was said to be Hull, and believe that she has arrived there and discharged her cargo. I am not aware that there is any necessity for the further protection of the Moray Firth, and do not apprehend that H.M.S. Jackal will be detained much longer in Aberdeen.