§ 28. Sir ROBERT HAMILTON
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is now in a position to make any announcement with regard to whaling licences in Shetland?
Looking to the fact that both herring fishery and whaling operations are in progress at the present time, I propose to defer a decision on the 1108 application made to me until the close of the present season when the situation will be reviewed in the light of all the information then available. In the meantime I am obtaining weekly statistics which, I may say, indicate considerable increases to date in the catch both of herrings and of whales as compared with last year.