HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 cc443-4

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that on Monday, 6th July, thousands of salmon and sea-trout were destroyed owing to some chemical pollution being run into the River Leven as it flows from Loch Lomond into the Clyde; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent this state of affairs continuing till, in a few years, there would be no fish in what is one of the principal salmon fishing rivers in the country?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir Godfrey Collins)

I am aware of the unfortunate destruction of fish referred to. Inquiries made in the matter have not so far established the cause of the destruction but the county council, which is the local authority under the Rivers Pollution Prevention Acts, is continuing its inquiries and I hope that these may result in steps which will prevent a recurrence of such destruction.