HC Deb 11 March 1901 vol 90 c1166

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, having regard to the fact that the "Jackal" is the gunboat more directly charged with the duty of preventing illegal trawling in the close vicinity of Aberdeen, he can state how often during the months of December, January, and February, respectively, this boat has been berthed in Aberdeen harbour, and no how many of such occasions she has taken up her mooring inside the dock gates of the harbour; what is the number of officers on board her, and since when has the present officer in charge of her held the appointment; and where arc the gunboats "Brenda" and "Niger" at the present moment.


As regards the first part of the Member's question, I must refer him to the Admiralty, within whose jurisdiction the matter rests. As regards the second part, I presume, the hon. Member refers to the Fishery Board cruisers "Brenda" and "Norna," and, if so the answer is that the waters patrolled by the "Brenda" are Berwick on-Tweed to Rattray Head, and by the "Nona" the Moray Firth.