§ MR. AINSWORTH (Argyllshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty what Admiralty vessels are at present employed in patrolling the fisheries on the coasts of Scotland, and what are their instructions as to enforcing the observation of the three mile limit.
§ *THE SECRETARY TO THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. PRETYMAN,) Suffolk, Woodbridge
There are no vessels exclusively employed in patrolling these fisheries at the present time, but after the 1st April the special service vessel "jackal" and her tender "Daisy" will revert to this special duty. Other vessels, both gunboats and coastguard cruisers, are also available when their services are required. The steps taken, when occasion requires, to ensure the observation of the three mile limit are those laid down in the Sea Fisheries Act 1883.