HC Deb 27 March 1907 vol 171 c1819

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether the Norwegian Minister claimed all those trawlers whose masters were illegally prosecuted as Norwegian vessels; and whether he can name any trawlers now fishing in the prohibited waters outside the three-mile limit of territorial waters in the Moray Firth which are British-owned, or which have a majority of English fishermen amongst the crew.

THE SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Sinclair,) Forfarshire

The intervention of the Norwegian Minister was limited to the cases of Norwegian subjects who had been prosecuted for illegal trawling. With reference to the second part of the Question, what trawlers there may be now fishing as suggested by the hon. Gentleman I am unable to say.