HC Deb 09 November 1937 vol 328 c1590
63. Major Neven-Spence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action the Fishery Board for Scotland proposes to take, following the complaint of the fishermen of Stromness about illegal trawling in the vicinity of Hoy, Orkney?

Mr. Elliot

As was the case last winter, the patrol of Orkney waters has been strengthened for the six months from October to March by the addition of a hired drifter, specially chartered for the purpose. I hope that the arrangements, which have previously proved satisfactory and of which Orkney fishermen have in the past expressed appreciation, will be found to be adequate.