HC Deb 11 April 1928 vol 162 cc1212-3

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that a representative body of ratepayers in Alness have for years desired to have the right at a fair rent to enjoy-the Crown fishings on the Alness river; and whether he is now in a, position to state whether their request can be granted?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir Robert Sanders)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Commissioner of Woods, in whose charge these fishings are, informs me, however, that they are at present held under a lease, which does not- expire until 1928, and he is, therefore, not in a position to enter into negotiations for a new letting to the body mentioned in, the question.

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