HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 cc1866-7
MR. FINDLAY (Lanarkshire, N. E.)

I beg to ask the Lord-Advocate whether his attention has been called to the interdict cases raised by certain proprietors in Peebleshire prohibiting a number of Lanarkshire miners from having access to the banks of the Tweed and mulcting them in heavy expenses; and whether, in view of the unrest and indignation caused by this interference with immemorial custom, he will consider the advisablity of introducing legislation to secure right of access to river banks and freedom to fish for trout.


My attention has not been drawn to the cases referred to. On behalf of the Prime Minister I received a deputation upon the subject of Tweed fisheries during the autumn recess, and I cannot at present do more than assure my hon. friend that the question is not being lost sight of by the Government.