HC Deb 12 August 1907 vol 180 c790
Mr. SUTHERLAND (Elgin Burghs)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Elgin and Nairn, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty if complaints have reached the First Lord of the Admiralty as to the loss incurred by salmon-fishery lessees along the shores of the Moray Firth through movement of the salmon to deeper waters owing to big gun practice of the fleet; and whether orders can be given that this gun practice should take place in the Moray Firth only after the close of the salmon-netting season or, alternately, that it should take place in the open sea.


The Admiralty are giving careful attention to representations made to them, and the Commanders in Chief of the Fleets which visit Scottish waters will be requested to bear them in mind in future years.