HC Deb 05 August 1907 vol 179 c1547

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if, in view of the fact that, owing to the destruction of whales, the herring fishing for sailing boats has practically been ruined on the West Coast of Shetland, and that now the North and East are threatened, he will take power to stop further killing should he find such a drastic step necessary.


My hon. friend is aware of the policy of the Government in this matter, which is dealt with in the Bill now before the House.

MR. BOWLES (Lambeth, Norwood)

asked if it was the view of the Government that the ruin of this fishing was due to the killing of whales?


I think the hon. Gentleman was present at the debate in which I expressed the views of the Government at greater length than is possible by means of Question and Answer across the floor of the House.