§ 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.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
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.