§ 42. Mr. SPENCE
asked the Secretary for Scotland the number and names of leaseholders of salmon-fishing rights on the mouth of the River Tweed, Berwickshire, and the amount of revenue received for the same on behalf of the State?
My right hon. Friend is informed by the Commissioners of Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues that they have no Crown rights of salmon fishing at the mouth of the Tweed. He has no information with regard to any private leases that may exist.
§ Mr. SPENCE
Is the hon. Gentleman not of opinion that that is contrary to the answer to the question given a week ago on this subject?
§ 43. Mr. SPENCE
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that fishermen are prohibited by leaseholders of salmon-fishing rights on the mouth of the River Tweed, Berwickshire, from shooting nets 1997 for the taking of flat or other fish; and will he inquire into this matter and make provision for fishermen to take fish other than salmon?
No complaints have reached my right hon. Friend, but if my hon. Friend will furnish exact particulars of any cases which have arisen within Scottish jurisdiction, he will be glad to have inquiry made.