§ 74. Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Small Harbours Committee referred to on page 129 of the Report on Sea Fisheries for the years 1919 to 1923, issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, is still in existence; if he will state when this Committee last met; and if any Report on its work is available to Members of this House?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The Committee referred to, which was an informal standing conference of officials, is no longer in existence. Its last meeting was on the 8th December, 1920. No report of the work of the Committee has been published. The purpose of the Committee was to prevent overlapping between Departments in dealing with applications from small harbours for financial assistance.
§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
Is it not time that this Committee should be called together again in view of the serious state of dilapidation into which many of these small harbours have fallen?