§ 76. Mr. HARMSWORTH
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether British trawlers have the right to land fish in any German port; and why German trawlers possess the right to fish the Moray Firth and land fish in Aberdeen when our own are excluded?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Robert Sanders)
I am not aware of any Regulation prohibiting or restricting the landing of fish by British vessels in German fishing ports. As regards the second part of the question, the Trawling in Prohibited Areas Prevention Act, 1909, prohibits the landing at Aberdeen or at any other port in Great Britain of fish caught in the Moray Firth by any trawler whether British or foreign.
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
Is the right hon. Baronet aware that, even if fish by this Act be precluded from being landed at Aberdeen, German trawlers can still fish in the Moray Firth?
§ Mr. HARMSWORTH
Will the right hon. Baronet make inquiries into this point, and I will put another question down next week?