§ 86. Sir A. SPROT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that fishermen are complaining of the laxity of the authorities in enforcing the law regulating trawling in the Moray Firth; and whether he will take steps to ensure greater vigilance and severity in dealing with offenders?
I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the reply given on the 14th May last to a question on this subject by the hon. Baronet the Member for Caithness and Surtherland.
If my hon. Friend will refer to my reply he will see what has been done, and I think it will satisfy him.
Is it not possible that the Moray Firth may have been cleared of fish by trawlers since May last?
§ Mr. A. M. SAMUEL
Is the hon. and learned Gentleman aware that, in the opinion of many competent authorities, trawling in the Moray Firth, so far as herring are concerned, is not detrimental?