§ MR. WILLIAMSON (Elgin and Nairn)
To ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether his attention has been drawn to the Addendum to the Report of the Committee on Fishery Investigations; whether the representatives of the Board signed an Addendum recommending the creation of one fishery authority for the whole of the United Kingdom and the abolition of the Scottish Fishery Board and the Irish Board of Fisheries; and whether the representative who signed the Addendum correctly represented the view of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries on this matter.
(Answered by Sir Edward Strachey.) The reply to the first and second parts of the Question is in the affirmative. Mr. Rew in the Addendum to the Report expressed his personal opinion only. The Board themselves, as I have already stated, do not desire the creation of a single Board of Fisheries for the whole of the United Kingdom.