HC Deb 27 April 1897 vol 48 c1126
MR. J. G. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the fact that a large number of torpedo and picket boats are lying idle at Portsmouth and Chatham, he will place at the disposal of the Scottish Office one or more of these boats for service on the northern coasts of Scotland for the purpose of protecting the interests of the line fishermen against illegal trawlers?

THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. G. J. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)

No, Sir.