§ CAPTAIN PIRIE
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, as the action of the Government last year in closing Scottish ports to the landing of fish caught by foreign trawlers in protected waters, with the object of preventing serious and growing injustice being done to the largest Scottish fishing ports, since through the unfair advantage shown to English ports Aberdeen is suffering loss of trade and harbour dues, the Government will cause inquiry to be made with a view of ending the injustice?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY
I cannot agree with the assumption which prefaces the hon. Member's Question, and which, in, my opinion, is contrary to the fact. With regard to the concluding portion, the Secretary for Scotland does not think that any inquiry would be of practical assistance.