§ Mr. N. MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can make any statement of the results of the investigation into the illegal trawling in the Firth of Forth, on 14th January, 1936, when the Pittenweem motor-boat had an encounter with a trawler and succeeded in destroying the nets?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)
I understand that a charge of illegal fishing against the skipper of the Cockenzie boat "Restless Wave" was made but was withdrawn when the case came into court, because the Procurator Fiscal found on investigation that there was not sufficient evidence to support it. A charge of failure to have a fishing buoy properly marked was admitted and the court imposed a fine of £1. The other incident in which the crews of the two boats were concerned involves a question on which it would not be expedient for me to express an opinion.