HC Deb 24 November 1909 vol 13 c191

asked the Lord Advocate if he is aware of the feeling that exists in Shetland against the whaling companies and the manner in which they have established themselves there; and whether, in view of the fact of the continuous decrease of the herring fishing on the West Coast, he will send a Special Commissioner to report as to the desirability or otherwise of restrictive legislation?


As I informed my hon. friend the Member for Argyllshire yesterday, there is no present intention to appoint a Special Commissioner to report into matters affecting the herring fisheries. I am aware of the existence of a certain amount of local feeling against the whaling companies, but I am unable to add to the answer given on the matter to my hon. friend on the 2nd of this month.