HC Deb 25 November 1914 vol 68 c1091
10. Mr. COWAN

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Admiralty, while employing a considerable number of Peterhead steam drifters for patrol purposes in the North Sea, is not similarly employing any Fraserburgh steam drifters, notwithstanding the fact that the whole of the Fraserburgh fishing fleet is at present laid up on account, of the War; and whether he will now take steps to provide for the employment by the Admiralty of a proportion of Fraserburgh steam drifters in order to more equitably distribute, as between different ports, moneys expended by the Admiralty for such service?


The suggestion of my hon. Friend will be borne in mind.


Will the right hon. Gentleman now give me an answer to the letter which I wrote to him on the 20th October on this very urgent matter?


If my hon. Friend has not had a reply in writing, he will have one.