§ CAPTAIN ELLICE (St. Andrews Burghs)
To ask the Lord-Advocate whether, in view of the destruction to the gear of fishermen which has been caused during the past two months by trawlers that have been trawling in prohibited waters off the Isle of May, the cruiser "Brenda" will be stationed more continuously off the Isle of May; and whether he will reconsider the advisability of making arrangements whereby the lightkeepers on the Isle of May might report to the police authorities cases of illegal trawling coming under their notice.
(Answered by Mr. Scott Dickson.) The Secretary for Scotland has drawn the attention of the Fishery Board to the matter referred to by the hon. Member, and has requested them to instruct that these waters should be as closely patrolled as duties on other parts of the coast permit. He will communicate with the Northern Lights Commissioners with reference to the latter part of the Question.