§ CAPTAIN SINCLAIR (Forfar)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether his attention has been called to the clerical error in the 12th section of the Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act, 1868, where the word "less" is used in place of the word "more," thus enabling the Mont-rose Commissioners to keep up Morphie Sluice to any height they please, to the great injury of the Upper Proprietors of the River North Esk, thereby wholly depriving them of the weekly close time; and, seeing that this Act is a general one, what remedy he proposes to adopt under the circumstances?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. GRAHAM MURRAY, Buteshire)
My attention has been called to the use of the word "less" in the 12th section of the Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act, 1868, and I think it was used in error. But, after a lapse of 30 years, without any previous serious complaint, I am of opinion that it must be a matter of deliberate consideration, after due inquiry, whether an alteration can now be made, and, if so, what form such alteration should take.