§ 10. Mr. N. MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the two new fishery cruisers have proved successful; and whether he is now in a position to state when the third cruiser will be built and so complete the programme of three new fishery cruisers announced by him some time ago?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)
I am glad to say that the two new fishery cruisers are proving successful in service. Plans and specifications of the third cruiser are in active preparation, and I hope building will begin in October.
§ Mr. MACLEAN
Have the difficulties in design which had to be abandoned last year been overcome, and have plans now been made which will make them more successful?
§ Mr. HENDERSON STEWART
Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that these new vessels have reduced illegal trawling?