§ MR. WEIR
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that the line-fishing industry around the coast of Scotland is being ruined through the action of illegal trawlers, many of which fly the Norwegian flag; and, seeing that the State of Norway was not party to the North Sea Fisheries Convention of 1882, will the Fishery Board for Scotland consider the expediency of framing a bye-law under Section 10 of The Sea Fisheries Regulation (Scotland) Act, 1895, prohibiting vessels flying the Norwegian flag from fishing in either the Minch or Moray Firth.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
I am well aware of the conflict of interest to which my hon. friend alludes, but the remedy which he suggests does not seem to offer a practicable solution of the difficulty.
§ MR. MORTON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these trawlers are ruining the fishermen and their families all round the Moray Firth?