§ 3. Lord SCONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether it is the intention of the Government to introduce, during the present Session, legislation relating to salmon fishing in Scotland?
§ Mr. SKELTON
My right hon. Friend regrets that it will not be possible to proceed with legislation on this subject during the present Session. Discussions with a view to early legislation are pro- 157 ceeding with various representative bodies concerned.
§ Lord SCONE
Can the hon. Gentleman assure the House that, if any such legislation is drafted, it will be comprehensive, consolidating legislation and not merely legislation by reference?