HC Deb 18 March 1907 vol 171 cc480-1
MR. MENZIES (Lanarkshire, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether in view of the desire of the people of Scotland for knowledge as to their rights to fish for trout, sea trout, and salmon, not only on the River Tweed, but on all the streams, rivers, and lochs of Scotland, as against the separate rights, exclusive or otherwise, of the landed proprietors on both sides of these streams and rivers and surrounding those lochs, he will, under these circumstances, bring in a Bill to unify, simplify, and assimilate all general Scots law on the subject, and, if necessary, make such alterations as will bring these laws into accord with modern ideas.


My hon. friend's Question is comprehensive and raises points of great importance, which affect Scotland as a whole; all that I can say at this moment is that they are before the Government and are receiving careful consideration.