HC Deb 20 February 1907 vol 169 c845
MR. A. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been called to the fact that yesterday Norwegian trawlers were still at work in the Moray Firth; will he order a cruiser to proceed there immediately and in the event of British subjects being found on board the offending boats will he at once order a prosecution; also, can he say, in view of the urgency of this question, when he will bring in the Bill prohibiting the landing of fish from these trawlers in British ports.


Recently the Fishery Board have reported almost daily with regard to the protection of vessels trawling in the Moray Firth, and the cases are being examined into by the Crown authorities in Scotland with a view to prosecution. The Bill to which the hon. Member refers will be proceeded with with as little delay as possible.