HC Deb 25 June 1908 vol 191 c96

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland in view of the fact that last year local fishermen materially assisted the Fishery Board for Scotland in securing the prosecution of persons engaged in illegal trawling, by detecting no less than twenty-six vessels thus occupied, will he consider the expediency of arranging for the award of gratuities to fishermen for services of this character.


The suggestion advanced by my hon. friend has been considered, but in my opinion it is inexpedient as a matter of public policy.