HC Deb 17 May 1928 vol 217 c1207
54. Mr. HARDIE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether there is any fishery patrol by Government ships among the islands of Scotland; and, if so, how many ships and how often the patrol completes its area?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)

A constant patrol of the coasts of Scotland including the islands is maintained by seven fishery cruisers belonging to the Fishery Board for Scotland and one naval vessel. The frequency of the patrol varies in different sections of the coast according to the importance and the nature of the fishings and the circumstances. No fixed time table or schedule is followed in the patrol. The movements of the vessels are determined by the conditions prevailing from time to time.