HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c1038
MR. BLACK (Banffshire)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to resolutions by the Convention of Royal Burghs in Scotland, and by many meetings of fishermen at Buckie and elsewhere on the coast, condemning the fishing, by trawlers registered in foreign ports within forbidden waters; and whether the Government will take steps, by affording facilities for the Foreign Trawlers Regulation Bill or otherwise, for remedying the alleged grievance.


The question is one of very great difficulty, raising questions of domestic importance as well as of policy in connection with our relations with foreign Powers, and I do not think in the present state of public business I can promise the hon. Member what he asks for.