HC Deb 04 May 1908 vol 187 cc1640-1
MR. MORTON (Sutherland)

On behalf of the hon. Member for Ross and Cromarty, I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, in view of the inability of the cruisers at the command of the Fishery Board for Scotland efficiently to protect the interests of line fishermen around the coast of Scotland against the depredations of illegal trawling, will he consider the expediency of detailing one or more additional Admiralty cruisers for sea-police duties in the Moray Firth and off the North-West Coast of Scotland.


My hon. friend must not of course expect me to admit the preamble to his Question. It is not contemplation to detail additional cruisers of His Majesty's Navy for the duties referred to.