§ MR. WEIR (Ross and Cromarty)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the statement contained in the last Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland in regard to the Board's rights to certain mussel beds in the Clyde, will he state what action has been taken in the matter; and will he say whether suitable arrangements have now been made for the cultivation of those beds.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The arrangements referred to in the last Report to the Fishery Board for Scotland in regard to the Board's rights as lessees of the Crown to certain mussel beds in the Clyde have now been completed, and an action is about to be brought in the Court of Session for a declaration to establish the title of the Crown. Until this action has been decided it is impossible to make satisfactory arrangements for the cultivation of the mussel beds in question.