73. Colonel CROOKSHANK
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he can now give any information resulting from the scientific investigation being made into the question of the capture of immature herrings in the upper reaches of the Firth of Forth, as the prolonged consideration is causing dissatisfaction amongst the fishermen in those waters?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
An Interim Report on the investigations has been received by the Fishery Board for Scotland, but the preliminary conclusions drawn therefrom are not considered by the Board as justifying any restrictive action. The scientific investigations will be continued as expeditiously as possible, but owing to the complexity of the problem they must necessarily occupy a considerable time.