HC Deb 04 November 1902 vol 114 cc11-2

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether the Secretary for Scotland is now prepared to add to the number of cruisers at the disposal of the Scottish Fishery Board for the protection of the interests of the line fishermen against the operations of illegal trawlers.

† The Return was as follows:—Congested Districts (Scotland),—Return giving the population (1891 and 1901) and valuation, according to parishes, of the various districts scheduled as congested in Scotland, the Poor Rate assessment for each parish, and the number of tenants with rentals under £4, in the following form:—
County. Parish. Population, 1891. Population, 1901. Valuation. Poor Rate in £. Number of tenants with rentals under £4.

The funds at the disposal of the Fishery Board do not at present admit of any addition to their fleet of cruisers.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Conservative candidate for Orkney and Shetland bitterly complains of the inadequate number of cruisers round the coast?

No answer was returned.