§ CAPTAIN ELLICE (St. Andrews, Burghs)
I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate whether he has received any reply 964 from the Northern Lights Commissioners with reference to the proposal that the light keepers on the Isle of Moy should be encouraged to report cases of illegal trawling coming under their notice; and whether he proposes to do anything to check this illegal trawling.
I am pleased to be able to inform the hon. Member that an arrangement has been made with the Northern Lights Commissioners and that the lighthouse keepers on the Isle of Moy will report such cases of illegal trawling as they observe. It would not be advisable to state what steps are to be taken to prevent illegal trawling, as such a statement might defeat the object in view.