HC Deb 30 March 1900 vol 81 cc807-8

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that the entire population of the fishing village of Old Slains, Aberdeenshire, recently migrated to Tony, Aberdeen, in consequence of the difficulty which they have experienced in prosecuting their calling for the want of suitable harbour accommodation; and, in view of the fact that the fishermen of Avoch, Ross-shire, recently sustained loss from a like cause, and that demands for suitable harbour accommodation are continually made by fishermen on the coasts of the north of Scotland, will he consider the expediency of appointing a Committee to inquire into the question of harbour accommodation in Scotland.


I understand that my right hon. friend has answered a question on the subject matter of this very fully.* With regard to the Committee asked for, I am afraid I can hold out no hope whatever of its appointment.