HC Deb 11 March 1908 vol 185 cc1526-7

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland, seeing that, at pages 30 and 32 of the First Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland, the opinion is expressed that the estuary of the Beauly and Ness rivers has been too far extended, and that there is no sufficient ground for extending the estuary beyond a line from. Chanonry Point to Fort George, will he state whether he has yet considered the expediency of calling for a Report on the subject, especially having regard to the fact that the estuary as present extends into the open sea four miles beyond the point recommened in the Fishery Board Report.


I have made careful inquiry into this subject. Any alteration of existing boundaries would require legislation, and from the information I have received, I do not consider there are sufficient grounds for that step at present.