HC Deb 06 May 1901 vol 93 cc764-5

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate if the Government will instruct their delegates, at the Convention to be held on 6th May, to press for an extension of the three-mile limit to thirteen miles, or at any rate to such modifications of it as will prevent our fishing communities on the Moray and Clyde Firths being ruined by foreign trawlers.


The subject mentioned by the hon. Member does not primarily fall within the scope of the deliberation of the Conference; and while this and kindred subjects will necessarily be kept in view, it would be, in the judgment of the Government, inexpedient to issue definite instructions to the delegates on any single point.