§ MR. A. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)
I bog to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that trawlers have recently recommenced trawling within the prohibited area of the Moray Firth, and that a trawler was seen at work opposite to Lossiemouth on 19th November in broad daylight; and whether he will impress the necessity for greater vigilance on the commanders of the fishery cruisers.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR, Forfarshire)
Illegal trawling within the Moray Firth has recently been reported. Immediately on the receipt of information that a trawler was working about seven miles off Lossiemouth, a telegram was dispatched to the commander of one of the fishery cruisers directing him to proceed there at once. I am satisfied that there is no lack of vigilance on the part of the commanders of cruisers.