§ Colonel LOCKWOOD
asked whether English trawlers are forbidden to fish in the Moray Firth; and whether any restrictions are placed upon foreigners fishing in that place?
§ Mr. PIRIE
also asked if the Lord Advocate is aware that trawling by foreigners is going on in the Moray Firth to an even larger extent since the last legislation was passed than before as is evidenced by the wreck of a Belgian trawler which was rescued by a German trawler fishing in waters prohibited to English trawling vessels?
§ Mr. URE
The reply to the first part of the gallant and hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. The reply to the second part is to be found in the Trawling in Prohibited Areas Prevention Act of the present Session, which renders unlawful the landing in the United Kingdom of fish caught by trawling in the Moray Firth, by whomsoever caught. In answer to my hon. Friend's question I have no information to the effect which he has suggested. If he will put down a question I will answer it.
Mr. CATHCART WASON
Is it not a fact that foreigners are absolutely prohibited from fishing in the Moray Firth within the three mile limit?