HC Deb 06 July 1908 vol 191 c1258
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland what length of time has elapsed since communication was first entered into by his office with the Board of Agriculture with a view of advising the Foreign Office in its negotiations with the North Sea Powers for closing the Moray Firth against trawlers.


Negotiations have for some time been in active progress on this matter. The first statement that I made on the subject was in the month of March, and I hope my hon. friend will accept my assurance that no time has been lost.