HC Deb 24 July 1902 vol 111 c1143

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the expediency of instructing Sir Colin Scott Moncrieff, as representative of the British Government at the International Fishery Conference at Copenhagen, to endeavour to obtain the assent of the other Powers to the closing of the Moray Firth against foreign as well as British trawlers at an early date.

(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) The instructions to the British delegates to the Conference, which is now sitting at Copenhagen, call attention to the importance of arriving at some practical proposals for the bettor regulation of trawling by the International closure of specified areas, such as the Moray Firth, or otherwise.