HC Deb 02 April 1940 vol 359 cc11-2
15. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the interdict on all other fishing in the upper Forth estuary, at the instance of the Salmon Fishery Board, for certain periods of the year, is causing hardship and resentment among fishermen thus prevented or hampered in their calling; and whether the whole fishing question of the Forth can be re-examined with full cognisance of the fishermen's point of view?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Colville)

I understand that the interdicts referred to in the Question applied only to certain specified methods of fishing but I am making inquiries into the matter and shall communicate with the hon. Member as soon as these are completed.