§ MR. HEDDERWICK
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that the Moray Firth Fisheries' Association have recently subscribed to charter a steamer to patrol the Moray Firth for the detection and prevention of breaches of the law by trawlers; and whether it is proper that the maintenance of the public law should be left thus to private enterprise?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
The fact stated in the first part of the hon. Member's question is, I understand, accurate, but so far as I know she has failed to detect any British trawler fishing within the prescribed area. I cannot admit the assumption conveyed in the last part of the question.